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Former President Omar al-Bashir imprisoned in Khartoum


KHARTOUM -Relatives of former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir say he has been been moved to a prison in the capital Khartoum.

They told the BBC that Bashir was picked up on Tuesday night and taken to Kobar prison. During his 30-year rule, he sent many of his political opponents to the same Kobar Prison.

The conditions in the Prison are shockingly different from the splendor of the presidential residence where he had been under house arrest since Thursday.

Many Sudanese people hope that their former president will be punished for the atrocities committed on his watch. The generals now running the country say Mr Bashir will not be transferred to the International Criminal Court but will be tried in Sudan.

The ICC accuses him of committing war crimes in Darfur, which he has since denied.


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