The twist of events that occurred on 11th April 2019, saw the ousting of former Sudanese Head of State Omar al-Bashir in a coup d’état. He was subsequently incarcerated, tried and convicted on multiple charges such as crimes against humanity such as mass killings of civilians in Dafur, corruption and electoral fraud. On November 5th, 2019, the Forces of Freedom and Change alliance(FFC) stated that it had reached a consensus decision in favor of transferring Omar al Bashir to the ICC after completing his corruption and
money laundering trial.
Omar went to trial on Tuesday over a military coup that brought him into power in 1989, a period of over three decades back. If convicted for the 1989 Islamist backed overthrow of the democratically elected government of Prime minister Sadek al- Mahdi, Omar al Bashir, now 76 years of age will likely face the death penalty. This trial, a historical first starts at 0800 GMT against him and his co-accused come as Sudan’s post-revolution transitional government has launched quite a number of reforms in the country.