Omar al-Bashir

Sudanese Omar al-Bashir charged to court over death of protesters

Sudanese ousted President Omar al-Bashir has charged with incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters.

The charges stem from an inquiry into the death of a doctor killed during protests that led to the end of Mr Bashir’s rule last month.

The charges came during an investigation into the death of a medic, killed during the protests that led to the end of his rule. Bashir has not been seen or heard from in public since he was ousted from power on 11 April

Mr. al-Bashir would be held accountable for the death of “the martyr Babikir,” a possible reference to Dr. Babiker Salama, a 27-year-old doctor whose death during a protest in January became a rallying point for the uprising against Mr. al-Bashir.

The prosecutor’s office accused Mr. al-Bashir and others of “inciting and criminal complicity” in the deaths of demonstrators.The charge against Mr. al-Bashir was the latest step in the downfall of one of Africa’s most enduring dictators.

He was later reported to have been moved to a prison in Khartoum. At the beginning of May he was ordered to appear before a prosecutor for questioning over allegations of money laundering and terror financing.

Bashir had been in power for almost 30 years when, in December, protesters started demanding he resign. A military council took over and is currently in power but demonstrators are insisting that it hands over to a civilian administration.