Recently deposed Sudanese President Al Bashir and his ministers on their way to prison

Melat Mulugeta

Sudanese military removed Omar al-Bashir from his position as President of Sudan on April 11, 2019, and announced a three-month state of emergency followed by a two-year transition period. The coup dissolved State governments and Legislative Councils including the National Legislature. According to a judicial source, Sudan’s public prosecutor has ordered the interrogation of deposed President Omar al-Bashir on suspicion of money laundering and financing terrorism. In April, the prosecutor began investigating Bashir over accusations of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds. Authorities have found large sums of money in suitcases in his home.