Ousted Sudanese military ruler Omar al-Bashir appeared in court Saturday for the second hearing of his corruption trial, during which his counsel asked for his release on bail.
Al-Bashir, sat in the same metal cage he appeared-in on Monday when his trial on graft charges opened.
In the first hearing, an investigator said that Al-Bashir had admitted to receiving about ninety million dollars in cash from Saudi royals in recent years.
The Judge in Khartoum heard three witnesses, two of them investigators who searched Al-Bashir’s residency after his ouster and the other a banker.
Al-Bashir’s lawyer Hashem Abu Bakr asked the court to release him on bail, which the judge answered he would examine a written application.
After the hearing, as a massive security convoy escorted Al-Bashir back to prison, two opposing groups of demonstrators had gathered.
One group of a few dozen protesters were chanting slogans for Al-Bashir to face justice not just over corruption but for his role in the country’s deadly conflicts.