The overthrown Sudanese President, Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir has been transferred from house arrest to maximum prison.
The Inmates were excited to conduct prison rituals by shaving the former president’s hair with a pair of scissors.
Bashir was last week overthrown by the military after weeks of protests by the people. He has been in power for 30 years and served as the seventh President of Sudan and has held the office from 1989 to 2019.
He was also the founder of the National Congress Party.
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Recall that deposed former Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar prison in Khartoum from the presidential residence, family sources said on Wednesday, and a prison source said he was being held under tight security in solitary confinement.
Sudan’s military ousted Bashir after weeks of mass protests that climaxed in a sit-in outside the defense ministry compound.
Bashir, 75, had been detained under heavy guard in the presidential residence inside the compound that also houses the defense ministry, before being shunted to Kobar prison late on Tuesday, the family sources said.
Kobar, just north of central Khartoum adjacent to the Blue Nile River, housed thousands of political prisoners under Bashir’s repressive rule and is Sudan’s most notorious jail. At least some political prisoners have been freed since Bashir’s overthrow, including several SPA figures.
Bashir ruled Sudan with an iron hand for 30 years after seizing power in an Islamist-backed military coup. Uganda will consider offering asylum to Bashir despite his indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC), a foreign affairs official said in Kampala on Wednesday.
“Uganda would not be apologetic at all for considering an application by Bashir,” Okello Oryem, Uganda’s state minister for foreign affairs, said.
Bashir faces ICC arrest warrants over accusations of genocide and crimes against humanity in Sudan’s Darfur region during an insurgency that began in 2003 and led to the death of about 300,000 people. He denies the allegations.