Ousted president to go on trial in Sudan

 Ousted president to go on trial in Sudan

The Sudanese military will not hand over ousted president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC), head of the political committee of the country’s Military Council General Omar Zein al-Abidin said, adding that he would go on trial in Sudan.

"Omar al-Bashir is in our custody. Our Council is ruling and brings to responsibility, but will not hand him over abroad, to the ICC," TASS cited him as saying.

According to the general, "neither al-Bashir nor any other citizen of the country will be handed over to foreign structures."

On April 11, a military coup took place in the country and President Omar al-Bashir was ousted after 30 years in power. The Sudanese army suspended the country’s constitution, dissolved the parliament, government and local authorities and declared a three-month state of emergency in the country. The army also formed a military council to rule the country during an interim period that is expected to last two years.

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