Published: Fri, April 12, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Sudanese Army Won't Extradite Deposed President Omar al-Bashir

Sudanese Army Won't Extradite Deposed President Omar al-Bashir

Ibnouf said a transitional military council would replace the president for two years, adding that the country's borders and airspace were shut until further notice.

Sudan Military Council has revealed that it will not handover ousted President Oman Al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

"The president is now in custody", the head of the military council's political committee, Lieutenant General Omar Zain al-Abdin, told a news conference.

Mr Ibnauf and his deputy army chief of staff Kamal AbdelMarouf have now the arduous task of proving to the world that the fear of a continuation of Bashir's highhandedness are unfounded.

His remarks came after Sudan's opposition groups spearheading the months-long protests had called for people to rally after Friday prayers.

However, he may be put on trial inside Sudan, according to the military council.

The head of the transitional military council said it "will not force anything on the people" and wants to create an atmosphere for peaceful dialogue. "How to maintain peace in Sudan is also another challenge for the coming military rule".

Despite warnings from the new military council to respect the nightime curfew, the soldiers posted outside army headquarters made no move to disperse the protesters who camped out there for a sixth straight night on Thursday, demonstrators said.

One protester, Suha Ahmed, said Bashir opponents will not accept two more years of military rule.

"The army announcement was disappointing", said another protester, Mohamed Ali.

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The statement came shortly after a press conference on Friday in Khartoum by the country's new military rulers. He said Mr Bashir was being held "in a secure place" but did not give details.

Al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide for his deadly campaign against insurgents in Darfur.

"We as a military council, we will not deliver the President overseas during our period" in office, Mr Abdin said when asked about the ICC arrest warrant.

Bashir, 75, had faced 16 weeks of demonstrations against him. "Some people are suggesting that we should follow South Africa's path or the Moroccan, or perhaps Truth and Justice [Commission], where people will try to solve this by traditional Sudanese and African means".

The US accuses him of having been the link between the government and the Janjaweed militias.

Ibn Ouf, who is on a USA sanctions list for genocide in Darfur, was sworn in as head of the new military transitional council, which also includes Zein Abedeen.

He was then the head of military intelligence and security.

Another ball up in the air for the global community is the revitalised peace process of South Sudan where Bashir was the facilitator and deal broker.

During his tenure as defence minister the Sudanese army has reportedly improved its artillery and rocket system; a weaponry that could encourage him to be belligerent.

"First we have the economy which has deteriorated in the a year ago or so".

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