Relatives calls for release of al-Bashir’s aides
Publish date: 04 November 2019
Issue Number: 848
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Relatives of Sudan's former regime officials detained since the ousting of Omar al-Bashir are seeking their release and condemning the protest movement that led to the his downfall. Demonstrators carrying Sudanese flags and photographs of detained regime officials, including Ahmed Harun and Ali Osman Taha, two former top al-Bashir aides, have rallied in Khartoum. A report on the News24 site notes that al-Bashir, who is on trial on corruption charges, was ousted by the military in April during a nationwide protest movement against his three decades in power. Several top officials of Bashir's regime have been detained along with him, but so far he is the only one on trial. Sudan is currently ruled by an 11-member joint civilian-military sovereign council, which is tasked with overseeing the country's transition to civilian rule as demanded by protesters.