Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir has been charged over the killings of protesters during the anti-regime demonstrations that led to the end of his rule, the prosecutor general announced Monday.
SUNA publicized the charges Monday. It was not immediately clear what punishment he might face.
The transitional military council ruling Sudan has said al-Bashir will face justice inside the country and will not be extradited to the Hague, where the International Criminal Court has charged him with war crimes and genocide linked to the Darfur conflict in the 2000s.
“Omar al-Bashir and others have been charged for inciting and participating in the killing of demonstrators,” the office of Sudan’s acting prosecutor general Al-Waleed Sayyed Ahmed said.
The charges against Bashir came during an investigation into the death of a medic who had been killed during a protest in the capital’s eastern district of Burri.
“The prosecutor general has recommended speeding up of the investigation of the killing of demonstrators,” the statement from his office said.
Al-Bashir was imprisoned in the capital, Khartoum, days after the military removed him from power.
The protesters have remained in the streets, demanding a swift transition to civilian rule.