Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Sudan’s Ruling Military Apprehends Ex-President Omar Al-Bashir

Wed 17 Apr 2019 | 04:24 PM
Norhan Mahmoud

Late last night, Sudan’s ousted President Omar Al-Bashir was transferred to kobar prison in the country’s capital Khartoum, family sources told Reuters.

A prison source told the agency that Al-Bashir is held in solitary confinement under maximum security measures.

On Thursday, the Sudanese army detained Al-Bashir as the revolt climaxed with a walkout in-front of the Defense Ministry headquarters. He was then held under tight guard in the presidential palace.

Meanwhile, Sudan is in the grips of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) which was set up following Al-Bashir’s overthrow.

The TMC is currently headed by Lieutenant General  Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan who pledged that elections will be held “within two years.”

Led by the the Sudanese Professionals’ Associations, demonstrators are still on rampage, urging TMC to transfer power to a civilian authority until elections. 

Throughout Al-Bashir’s 3-decade rule, thousands of political internees, many of them now freed, were sent to Kobar- renowned for being Sudan’s “most notorious prison.”

Who’s willing to welcome Al-Bashir?

Reuters reported that Uganda’s Foreign Minister Henry Oryem Okello informed the agency that his country is ready to offer asylum for Al-Bashir if he requested.

Though, if the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a seizure warrant, Uganda will be forced, as a member, to hand him over.