Trial of Sudan’s ex-President Omar Al Bashir adjourned to September 22

A special Court in Khartoum has adjourned the trial of Sudan’s ex-President Omar Al Bashir to September 22.  

The brief session, which was broadcast on Sudan TV, saw Bashir and other co-accused appear behind bars in the courtroom crowded with lawyers. 

The judge said that the September 15 hearing was “procedural,” and that requests were being considered to change the courtroom as it was hard to adhere to coronavirus precautions in the packed setting. 

“The next session will be next Tuesday, September 22,” the judge said. 

Bashir’s trial started on 21 July 2020 over his role in the 1989 military coup that brought him to power. n power for 30 years before being overthrown on April 11, 2019 after several months of youth-led street demonstrations. 

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

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