Court Faced Al-Bashir with Number of   Charges

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Khartoum, Aug.31(SUNA)-Khartoum special criminal  court  faced  the former President, Omer Al-Bashir  with charges  under  articles 5 and 9 of Foreign Currency Act , articles (6), (7) and (9) of  the Illicit  and Suspicious  Enrichment Act  and  breaching   the 2019 Emergency Orders  of the articles (3) and (6).


 The court, which resumed sittings Saturday  amid exceptional security  measures at premises of the Judicial  and Laws Institute  in Khartoum  and before Judge,  Al-Sadiq Abdul-Rahman Al-Faki,  rejected  the defense request to release  the defendant  on   bail justifying  that  the law does  not allow  bail  in crimes  with penalties reach ten year s in addition  to that the defendant  faces other information in other cases as well as precaution from the court to prevent escaping.


 During the Saturday’ sitting the court interrogated  the defendant Omer Al-Bashir  who responded  to  the question  that  sum 25 million dollars were  sent to him by  Saudi Crown  Prince, Mohamed  bin Salman  through  special envoy  and with  private plane  and that  former  director of his office, Hatim Bakheet who did  not  the money in  Central Bank of Sudan  as the  money were sent privately  in support of specific circles  and that he possesses  documents proving  spending the  said money.


 The defendant said  that he wanted a close-door sitting  so as names of persons who sent that money would not be released  and  cause  embarrassment to them.


 The prosecution  dismissed one its witnesses  who was supposed to be heard in  today’ sitting  while adjourning  hearing of  the other pending return  from  a training session  in  Cairo.


 The  court will hear in its  coming sitting on  next Saturday   defense  to director  of  Sin Flour Company , Tareq  Siral-Khatim  and  director  of the defendant office, Hatim Bakheet as witnesses   of defense.