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Sudan's attorney general order to lift immunity of security officers

Sudan Tribune - Sab, 20/04/2019 - 23:29

Sudan's Attorney General Walid Ahmed Sayed Mahmoud (SUNA photo)
April 20, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's attorney general has ordered the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) to lift the immunity of a number of their officers suspected of killing a detained teacher last February.

On February 2, the Sudanese police confirmed the death of Ahmed Al-Khair Ahmed, who was detained by the NISS agents in Khashm al-Girba town in eastern Sudan's Kassala State.

“The cause of death is from various injuries to his body from a solid, flexible object, to his back, kidneys and thighs, and between his legs,” said Amer Mohamed Ibrahim the chairman of a state commission of inquiry formed following his death.

"Attorney General Walid Ahmed Sayed Mahmoud issued a letter to the Director of the National Security and Intelligence Service on the lifting of the immunity of a number of suspects from the NISS agents in the killing of the martyr Ahmed al-Khair," said the official SUNA.

A former detainee who was jailed and tortured at the same time with Awad al-Karim said in a video after his release that the security agents threatened the victim telling him that they will introduce a baton into the anus.

The Freedom and Change forces call to try all the security officers involved in the killing of the victims who were killed during the four-month peaceful protests.

Besides the beating and torture in jail, the security forces beat the protesters in the streets to dissuade the demonstrators continuing to take to the street.

Mahmoud also directed to hasten the completion of investigative procedures in the criminal proceedings that took place during the protests and demonstrations and report on it within a week.

In the same context, he ordered the formation of a committee to oversee investigations into crimes involving public funds, corruption and criminal cases related to recent events.

(ST)

Categorie: Sudan

Sudan investigates al-Bshair over millions of hard currency found in his house

Sudan Tribune - Sab, 20/04/2019 - 22:07

President Omer al-Bashir speaks to police senior officers at the headquarters of the “police house” in Burri suburb on December 30, 2018. (AFP Photo)
April 20, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's public prosecutor's office opened two complaints against the deposed President Omer al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of hard currency without legal ground, a judicial source told Reuters on Saturday.

The source added that the senior prosecutor appointed by the military council to fight corruption ordered the arrest of the former president and questioned him soon in preparation for his trial.

The prosecution will question the former president who is already imprisoned in Khartoum central prison of Kober, and that there are legal proceedings will be taken against some other figures of the former regime who are accused of corruption.

Sudanese media said on Saturday that a team of the armed forces and military intelligence had raided the residence of the ousted president.

The Alray Alaam newspaper reported that the team found large amounts of foreign and local currencies which amounted to more than 6 million Euros, 351 thousand U.S. dollars, and 5 billion Sudanese pounds.

The newspaper quoted the prosecutor in charge of corruption cases, Mutasim Abdellah Mahmoud, as saying that the prosecution immediately began to implement the directives of the Transitional Military Council, and carries out its duties in the fight against corruption.

Mahmoud said further search operation will be at al-Bashir's residence, and the seized money will be deposited in the Central Bank.

The military council said they refuse to hand over the former president to the International Criminal court and pledged to try him for Darfur war crimes in Sudan.

(ST)

Categorie: Sudan