epa07389067 (FILE) – Sudanese President Omar Bashir looks on during the meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Not Pictured), in Cairo, Egypt, 05 Otober 2016 (Reissued 22 February 2019) In a televised speech on 22 February 2019, Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir declared a year-long state of emergency and dissolved central and regional governments, as well as calling on the Parliament to postpone the suggested constitutional amendments that would allow him to run for another presidential term in 2020. Bashir, who came into power in 1989, faced country wide protests that started in December 2018 following cuts to fuel and bread subsidies, in which some 60 people were killed and one thousand people detained according to rights groups. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI *** Local Caption *** 53052977

KHARTOUM – A Sudanese criminal court on Saturday convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of corruption, and possession of foreign currency and illicit wealth, sentencing him to two-year detention in a reform institution instead of in prison for exceeding age of 70.


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