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Outed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Charged With Corruption

Deposed Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir was formerly indicted by a Sudanese court on Saturday August 31, after being arraigned on charges which bordered on illegal acquisition and use of foreign funds.

Bashir admitted in court that he received $25 million from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as well as funds from other sources, but denied receiving or using the money for his own benefit.

A total of 6.9 million euros (approximately US $7.76 million), $351,000 in US dollars and 5 million Sudanese pounds (approximately US $112,697) were found in Bashir's home.

Bashir, who was ousted in a military coup in April following a lengthy popular uprising, is facing charges of corruption and illegal possession of foreign currency. The former Sudanese president has been imprisoned in the same notorious Khartoum jail where generations of political dissidents were held under his three-decade rule.

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