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Sudan's al-Bashir faces death sentence over 1989 coup that brought him to power

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  • Sudan’s Attorney General Taj al-Ser Al-Bear said he has formed a committee to investigate al-Bashir’s role in the June 30th 1989 military coup which brought him and the Islamists to power.

Former Sudanese president Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir, who is now on trial over a wide range of charges including corruption, is now facing a possible death sentence over his ouster of a constitutionally elected government in 1989, Sudan’s Attorney-General has announced.

Sudan’s Attorney General Taj al-Ser Al-Bear said he has formed a committee to investigate al-Bashir’s role in the June 30th 1989 military coup which brought him and the Islamists to power.

The charge which has no limitation for time lapses is punishable by death or life imprisonment.

According to al-Bear, the committee’s findings will form the basis of prosecution of the Islamic Movement’s leaders, including civilians and military personnel, for undermining the constitutional system.

The charge has no limitation for time lapses and is punishable by death or life imprisonment.

“The committee has the competencies of public prosecution of military coup perpetrators,” al-Bear said. “It is empowered to call any person to help with investigations and will report back in three months.

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