Sudan’s deposed military leader Omar al-Bashir has arrived in court today in Khartoum for the start of his trial on corruption charges.
Bashir was forced from power on April 11th, after months of protest against his regime and appeared before a prosecutor for the first time on June 16th. He was informed by the prosecutor’s office that he faced charges of possessing foreign currency, corruption and receiving gifts illegally.
In April, Sudan’s Army Ruler, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said more than one hundred and one million dollars’ worth of cash in three currencies had been seized from Bashir’s residence.
In May, the Prosecutor General also said Bashir had been charged over killings during the anti-regime protests which eventually led to his ouster.