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Ousted Sudan President Omar-al Bashir.  Courtesy Photo
Ousted Sudan President Omar al- Bashir. Courtesy Photo

Sudan Military: We Will Not Extradite Bashir on War Crimes Charges

A spokesman said Sudan's future would be decided by the protesters who took to the streets to demand President Omar al-Bashir's removal. But protesters remain camped out in the streets of Khartoum, fearing the coup leaders are too close to Mr Bashir.
posted onApril 12, 2019
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By BBC

The military leaders who carried out a coup in Sudan on Thursday have sought to reassure people that their only concern is public order.

A spokesman said Sudan's future would be decided by the protesters who took to the streets to demand President Omar al-Bashir's removal. But protesters remain camped out in the streets of Khartoum, fearing the coup leaders are too close to Mr Bashir.

The military says it will not extradite him on war crimes charges. Mr Bashir is the subject of two international arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC), which accuses him of organising war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sudan's Darfur region between 2003 and 2008.

However, he may be put on trial inside Sudan, according to the military council set up after the coup. Mr Bashir, one of the world's longest-serving leaders until he was ousted on Thursday, is now in custody. His downfall followed months of unrest which began in December over the rising cost of living. At least 38 people have died in the protests.

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