Khartoum — The Khartoum courtroom that’s making an attempt deposed former president Omar Al Bashir and 27 former officers for the 1989 coup that swept the regime to energy, has heard an in depth listing of these concerned within the plot in testimony from one of many co-accused.
Retired Col Hashim Omar Breeqa, known as ‘accused No. 28’, yesterday named former vice chairman Ali Osman Taha, Hassan El Turabi, Awad El Jaz and others amongst his co-accused, in a sitting of the courtroom presided over by Supreme Court docket Decide Ahmed Ali Ahmed on the Legal Laboratories Constructing in Khartoum.
Breeqa testified that he attended sequence of conferences in the course of the interval simply earlier than the coup; that a few of them included each navy males and civilians, and others confined to navy individuals solely.
Breeqa indicated that conferences had been attended by former vice chairman Bakri Hassan Salih, Maj. Gen. Al-Hadi Abdalla, Lt. Gen. El Zubair Salih, Maj. Ibrahim Shams Eddin, Mohamed Khangar Eltayeb, Mahmoud Sharief, Ali Karti and El Fashashoya.
He testified that those that attended the assembly had been concerned within the planning for staging the coup.
The trial continues.
The courtroom dropped the case in opposition to defendant El Zubair Ahmed Hassan as he’s now deceased.
The courtroom additionally dominated that after his statements had been learn to him, defendant Ahmed Abdelrahman, who’s 87 years outdated, want to not attend the sittings of the courtroom until issuance of its verdict on the grounds of his well being.
Ousted President Omar Al Bashir, who dominated the nation for 30 years and was deposed by a navy coup on April 11, 2019, was convicted on fees of corruption and forex irregularities in December 2019. He was sentenced to 2 years in a ‘correctional facility’ designed for older prisoners.
Al Bashir has additionally been charged with incitement and involvement within the killing of demonstrators in the course of the protests that led to his removing from energy. In December he was questioned about his function within the 1989 coup that introduced him to energy.
Sources: RD / SUNA