Sudan began on Tuesday a brand new trial towards ousted President Omar al-Bashir and a few of his former allies on fees of main a navy coup that introduced the autocrat to energy in 1989.
State TV broadcast the choose opening the trial with out displaying footage of Bashir, who has been jailed in Khartoum since he was toppled in April final 12 months following mass protests towards his 30-year rule.
Different defendants embrace former allies of Bashir corresponding to navy officers and Islamists, judicial sources mentioned earlier than the beginning of the trial.
A Sudanese court docket handed Bashir a two-year sentence in December on corruption fees. He additionally faces trials and investigations over the killing of protesters.
EWN / Reuters