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Sudan’s Al Bashir Convicted of Money Laundering

Deposed Sudan leader Omar al Bashir, 75, has been convicted of corruption and money laundering and sent to a rehabilitation centre for two years.

The strongman was topped earlier this year following countrywide opposition protests.

He was later arrested and charged with money laundering after stashes of foreign currency worth millions of dollars were found at his private residence in the capital Khartoum.

Bashir still faces other charges related to the killing of protesters during the political unrest.

He is also wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently called on Sudan’s new leaders to take real steps to ensure accountability for past human rights violation and prioritise justice and accountability.

“The new Sudanese leadership can demonstrate a commitment to the respect of the rule of law and human rights by ensuring Al-Bashir’s extradition to the ICC,” said HRW.

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