Ousted Sudan President Taken To Maximum Security Prison

Ousted Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir has been transferred to the Kobar maximum security prison in the capital Khartoum where he is being held in solitary confinement, reports claim.

According to Al Jazeera News, Kobar prison was built by the British during the colonial period and is located on the east bank of the Blue Nile in a northern district of the capital where al-Bashir grew up.

The prison has a special wing for political prisoners where several opposition leaders and activists were held during the four months of protests which led to al-Bashir’s overthrow.

However, there are conflicting reports on Al Bashir’s whereabouts as the TMC has not confirmed that he is at Kobar. Al Jazeera’s correspondent reporting from Khartoum had this to say:

They said al-Bashir was being held in a safe place under house arrest until he is taken to court.

The protesters who are conducting a sit-in at the defence ministry in the capital say that they will not end their action until they see al-Bashir in court to be held to account for crimes committed when in power.

They’re also saying they will not end their sit-in if the government does not hand over power to an independent civilian government.

Al-Bashir was last week pushed out of office Mugabe-style by the country’s military after months of relentless protests by the country’s citizens.

Since the coup, Sudan has been under the administration of the Transitional Military Council (TMC).

The TMC initially announced that it will rule the country for two years but they move was opposed by protestors.

Meanwhile, the African Union has demanded that the Sudanese military hand over power to civilian authorities within 15 days.

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