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Ex-Sudan strongman al-Bashir gets 2 years for corruption

Added 12-14-19 05:03:01am EST - “A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in prison.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Ex-Sudan strongman al-Bashir gets 2 years for corruption”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) - A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in prison.

That’s the first verdict in a series of legal proceedings against al-Bashir, who is also wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide linked to the Darfur conflict in the 2000s.

The verdict came a year after Sudanese protesters first began their revolt against al-Bashir’s three-decade authoritarian rule. During that time, Sudan landed on the U.S. list for sponsoring terrorism, and the economy has been battered by years of mismanagement and American sanctions.

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Before the verdict was read, supporters of al-Bashir briefly disrupted the proceedings and were pushed out of the courtroom by security forces.

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