We will not hand over Bashir to ICC, we may try him - Sudan military council

We will not hand over Bashir to ICC, we may try him - Sudan military council

The Sudan’s transitional military council has said it will not extradite ousted President Omar al-Bashir but he could be tried in Sudan.

Omar Zeinalabdin, the head of the council’s political committee, made this known on Friday, March 12, Reuters reports

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He said: “We, as a military council in our term, will not hand the president over abroad. We may try him, but we will not hand him over."

It should be noted that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant for Bashir for his alleged war crimes.

Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that after almost 30 years in power, Bashir was removed and arrested, the defence minister, Awad Ibn Ouf, confirmed.

Speaking on state TV, Ibn Ouf, said the army has concluded to oversee a two-year transitional period that would be followed by elections.

He also said a three-month state of emergency was being put in place to ensure the smooth transition.

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It should be recalled that the protests against Bashir, who has been Sudan's president since 1989, have been on-going for several months. Ibn Ouf said the "regime" was being taken out and Bashir would be kept in a safe place.

He also added that the country's constitution would be suspended, border crossings closed until further notice. Also, the nation's airspace would also face closure for for 24 hours.

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