BBC | Ousted Sudan leader Bashir makes first appearance since coup

Sudan’s former-President Omar al-Bashir has appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown in a coup in April.

Mr Bashir was driven from a jail in the capital, Khartoum to the prosecutor’s office where he was read the corruption charges against him.

Surrounded by security guards, the 75-year-old former leader was wearing traditional white robes and a turban.

Mr Bashir was overthrown in a coup after months of mass protests.

Prosecutors say a large hoard of foreign currency was found in grain sacks at Mr Bashir’s home after he was ousted, bringing to an end nearly 30 years in power.

The former president walked briskly on Sunday from a vehicle into the prosecutor’s office, smiling and chatting with guards, but returned minutes later scowling, Reuters news agency reported.

Mr Bashir is also wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), accused of organising war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sudan’s Darfur region – charges he denies.

Meanwhile, Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti” Dagolo, who is the vice-president of the military junta, has promised to prosecute those behind a recent deadly crackdown.

According to opposition activists, more than 100 people were killed on 3 June when Sudanese security forces ended a peaceful sit-in outside Khartoum’s military headquarters. The demonstrators were demanding a return to civilian rule.

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