Sudan’s Military Overthrows President After 30 Years

President of Sudan Omar Al-Bashir was overthrown in a military coup Thursday after over 30 years in office. The coup follows months of violent demonstrations and calls for him to step down.

A two-year transition government administered by the military would take over, the constitution would be suspended, and a three-year state of emergency would be put in place, Sudan’s defense minister said Sudan’s state media also reported that all political prisoners, including leaders of the protests before the overthrow, were in the process of being released from jails around the country. Bashir is accused of crimes against humanity and genocide against his own people by the International Criminal Court.

Source: Omar Hassan al-Bashir Is Removed as Sudan’s President – The New York Times

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