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    Military Council Head Confirms Sudan's Ex-President in Prison - Reports

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    Sudan's former President Omar Bashir was the president for almost 30 years. In mid-April, he was detained by the country's military and transferred to a maximum security prison in Khartoum. According to the latest reports, huge amounts of cash were found in his residence, which may have served as the basis for the corruption charges against him.

    The head of Sudan's transitional military council confirmed that the country's former president, Omar Bashir, is in prison, along with other former senior officials, Reuters reported Sunday.

    Just a day before, military investigators reportedly found large amounts of cash, both in foreign currency and in Sudanese pounds, as a result of searches of his house. The money was seized by the military and transferred to the central bank. This could reportedly serve as the basis for the corruption charges against Bashir.

    READ MORE: Millions of Euros in Cash Found in House of Sudanese Ex-President — Report

    In mid-April, Bashir was detained by the country's military after governing the country for nearly 30 years. The transitional military council vowed to hold a new election in two years. However, protests, which have been ongoing in Sudan for the last few months, have continued, with the demonstrators demanding that the military hand over power to a new civilian government.

    Back in 2009, the former Sudanese president became the first incumbent head of state to become wanted by the International Criminal Court over charges of genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the conflict in Darfur that broke out in 2003.

    READ MORE: Sudan's Civilian Gov't to Decide If Bashir to Be Handed Over to ICC — Council

    US Invites Sudan's Delegation to Discuss Removal From Sponsors of Terrorism List — Reports

    Meanwhile, Al Arabiya broadcaster reported, citing Sudan's transitional military council chief Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan that a Sudanese delegation had been invited to the United States to discuss a possible removal of Sudan from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism. The United States added Sudan to its list of state sponsors of terrorism on August 12, 1993.

    Media reported earlier this week, citing a US State Department official, that Washington might consider ways to remove Sudan from the list if there was a fundamental change in the leadership and policies of the Sudanese government.

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