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Updated on: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 12:15 AM IST

Sudan ex-prez Omar al-Bashir sentenced for corruption

Supporters of deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir lift a picture of him during a rally near the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum after his conviction of graft, on December 14, 2019. | Photo by Ebrahim HAMID / AFP

Supporters of deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir lift a picture of him during a rally near the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum after his conviction of graft, on December 14, 2019. | Photo by Ebrahim HAMID / AFP

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Khartoum: A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption, sentencing him to two years in prison.

That's the first verdict in a series of legal proceedings against al-Bashir, who is also wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide linked to the Darfur conflict in the 2000s.

The verdict came a year after Sudanese protesters first began their revolt against al-Bashir's three-decade authoritarian rule.

During that time, Sudan landed on the US list for sponsoring terrorism.

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Published on: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 12:15 AM IST
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