Sudan verdict in Bashir graft trial on Dec 14

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Published November 16, 2019, 10:22 PM

By Agence France-Presse

The verdict in the corruption trial of Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir is to be delivered on December 14, a judge announced Saturday, as his supporters staged a protest outside the court.

Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir stands in a defendant’s cage at the opening of his corruption trial in Khartoum in August (AFP Photo/Ebrahim HAMID)

Bashir, who was overthrown by the army in April, has been on trial in a Khartoum court since August on charges of illegally acquiring and using foreign funds — offenses that could land him behind bars for more than a decade.

Several hearings have been held, including one on Saturday, in the presence of the deposed leader who followed the

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