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  • Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir addresses a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum, Sudan, April 5, 2019.

    Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir addresses a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum, Sudan, April 5, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

Published 17 April 2019

Long-time Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir was ousted from office on Thursday, April 11 after several months of protests that demanded his removal. 

The deposed President of Sudan Omar Al-Bashir was transferred to a new prison in the capital city of Khartoum Wednesday, the AFP News Agency reported.

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Al-Bashir was reportedly transferred to the notorious Kober Prison, which is a maximum security prison that was once used by the deposed president to detain and execute political dissidents.

"Last night, Bashir was transferred to Kober prison in Khartoum," an AFP source said without revealing his name for security reasons.

Despite being accused of war crimes by the International Criminal Court, Al-Bashir has been protected from extradition by the Sudanese Army. 

Uganda announced on Wednesday that they will consider offering asylum to Al-Bashir despite his indictment by the International Criminal Court, a foreign affairs minister said..

"Uganda would not be apologetic at all for considering an application by Bashir," Okello Oryem, Uganda's state minister for foreign affairs, told Reuters in Kampala.

The country's new military rulers said Al-Bashir is "in a secure place", but would not elaborate. 

Al-Bashir was outsted from the presidency last Thursday after several months of protests that called for his removal from office. 

He was previously president during the Second Sudanese Civil War, which lasted from 1983 to 2005. 

The Second Sudanese Civil War would end in a stalemate and the eventual creation of a new state called South Sudan in 2011.

Al-Bashir was later accused by the international community of committing several crimes during the two-decade-long war. 


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