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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