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Bashir’s trial over 1989 coup begins

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 12:32 |
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Omar al-Bashir
Omar al-Bashir.
Omar al-Bashir was overthrown last year.

The trial of the former president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, has started in the capital Khartoum.

He is facing charges over the military coup that brought him to power in 1989.

If convicted, the former president - who ruled Sudan for 30 years - could face the death penalty.

Omar al-Bashir has also been indicted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes and genocide in the western Darfur region.

He was overthrown last year after months of pro-democracy demonstrations.

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