Sudan's al-Bashir convicted on charges of corruption

Omar al-Bashir served as the seventh President of Sudan from 1989 before stepping down on Thursday, 11 April 2019. 

File: Omar al-Bashir served as the seventh President of Sudan from 1989 before stepping down on Thursday, 11 April 2019.

Reuters

JOHANNESBURG - A Sudanese court has convicted former president Omar al-Bashir on charges of corruption and illicit possession of foreign currency.

He has been sentenced to two years of detention in a reform facility.

READ: Sudan president Omar al-Bashir steps down

The presiding judge has chosen to send the 75-year-old Bashir to a reform facility, rather than a prison, because of his age.

He also ordered the confiscation of millions of euros and Sudanese pounds found in his residence when he was toppled. Bashir's problems don't end there.

READ: Bashir admits he received millions from Saudi crown prince

He's also wanted by the International Criminal Court, which issued arrest warrants against him in 2009 and 2010, on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in Sudan's Darfur region.

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