Sudan's public prosecutor investigating Bashir on suspicion of money laundering

Sudan's public prosecutor investigating Bashir on suspicion of money laundering

He said that since the ouster of Bashir, the military council has held two rounds of talks with the protest leaders.

In another part of a widening crackdown created to remove remnants of Bashir's rule, the transitional military council (TMC) said it will retire all eight of the officers ranked lieutenant general in the National Intelligence and Security Service.

Sudan's attorney general said on Saturday a new committee would be set up to oversee anti-corruption investigations.

Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds, a judicial source said on Saturday.

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), which organised the protests that forced al-Bashir out of power, has expressed dissatisfaction with the military taking control of the country but the military council has resisted calls to hand over power to a civilian body.

So far, the SPA has been uncompromising in its demands, fearful of a military-led administration stuffed full of Mr Bashir's allies.

Al-Asam, a 28-year-old doctor, said in an interview late Saturday that the military council is becoming more powerful every day and that "this is unsafe to the revolution". "We want to remove the entire regime", said Rabia.

Demonstrators chant slogans along the streets after Sudan's Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf said that President Omar al-Bashir had been detained "in a safe place" and that a military council would run the country for a two-year transitional period in Khartoum, Sudan April 11, 2019.

The protesters want the council to form a transitional government, leading to elections.

Al-Burhan also said Khartoum will send a delegation to Washington to seek the removal of Sudan from the US's "state sponsors of terrorism" list. "I don't think the military is interested in handing power over to a civilian authority".

Their tweet on Friday stated: SPA and allies invite the people of #Sudan, national, regional and global media channels and diplomatic missions to attend a press conference on the 21st of April (7.00 p.m.) at the Army HQ sit-in to announce the civil transitional government.

Washington's short-term goal is to "get the military folks out of centre-stage", a senior U.S. official said on condition of anonymity earlier this week.

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