Former Sudanese president, who was suspended from the military after months of protests, is now reported to be under investigation for money laundering after having found a large amount of cash in his home.
Military intelligence officers who searched the house of Omar Al-Bashir found suitcases loaded with more than $ 351,000 in the US currency, € 6 million, and $ 5 million in Sudanese pounds, which is over $ 6.7 million.
"The Chief Prosecutor … ordered the detainee and was quick in the process of preparation for trial," said the source at Reuters. investigation of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds.
Sudanese military displaced Bashir after four months of street protests against his reign, after which he appointed a military council which, according to her words, would operate no more than two years until elections are organized. . Two Bashir brothers were arrested on Wednesday on charges of corruption as part of large-scale reprisals against officials and supporters of the former government.
Bashir is detained in a high-security Kobar prison in the capital, Sudan, Khartoum, after being detained in the presidential palace, reports Sky News.
Bashir (75 years old) was known not only as one of the longest presidents in Africa and the Arab world, but also a key orchestra of corruption, conflict and civil rights .
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He is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and crimes against humanity for the horrors of neighboring Darfur, but the military have so far stopped
An estimated 300,000 people were killed during a military campaign to end the uprising there more than ten years ago.
Holly McKay and Associated Press contributed to this report.