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World Trial of Sudan's Bashir adjourned to October 6

17:42  22 september  2020
17:42  22 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The trial of Sudan ’ s former president, Omar al- Bashir , over a military coup more than three decades ago has been adjourned until mid-September. After procedural questions and a debate about coronavirus precautions, the presiding judge declared that the hearing would be “ adjourned to

CAIRO – The trial of Sudan ' s deposed strongman Omar al- Bashir over his role in the 1989 military coup that brought him to power was adjourned to 22 September, the judge said Tuesday. The brief session, which was broadcast on Sudan TV

a group of people in a cage: The ongoing trial of Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir for the 1989 coup that brought him to power opened in July © ASHRAF SHAZLY The ongoing trial of Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir for the 1989 coup that brought him to power opened in July

The trial of ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir and others for a 1989 military coup was adjourned on Tuesday to October 6, the presiding judge said.

Proceedings have been repeatedly delayed, with Tuesday's hearing the fifth since the trial opened in July.

The case involves a total of 28 defendants who stand accused of plotting the 1989 Islamist-backed military coup which brought Bashir to power.

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The trial of Sudan ' s toppled strongman Omar al- Bashir over his role in the 1989 military coup that brought him to power was adjourned to September 22, the judge said on Tuesday. The judge said the hearing was "procedural" and that requests were being considered to change the packed courtroom to

The trial of Sudan ’ s former president, Omar al- Bashir , over a military coup more than three decades ago has been adjourned until mid-September. A hearing that was broadcast on Sudan ’ s state TV was held amid tight security in the capital, Khartoum, on Tuesday. The 76-year-old Bashir seemed to be in

"The next hearing will be held on October 6 to go through with the procedures," Judge Essam el-Din Mohamed told the hearing, which was broadcast on Sudan TV.

If convicted, Bashir and other co-accused -- including former top officials -- could face the death penalty.

In December, the former strongman was convicted of corruption and sentenced to two years in a correctional centre.

Bashir had ruled with an iron fist for 30 years until his overthrow on April 11, 2019 following unprecedented youth-led street demonstrations.

He is also wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face charges of genocide and crimes against humanity in the western region of Darfur.

The United Nations estimates 300,000 people were killed and 2.5 million displaced in the conflict since 2003.

Sudan's transitional government have agreed that Bashir would face the ICC.

However, in a peace deal with rebels last month, the government agreed to set up a special court for crimes in Darfur, and that Bashir should also stand trial before that.

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