Sudan Orders Ex-President Interrogated Over Suspected Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing

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Sudan’s public prosecutor has ordered ousted president Omar Al Bashir to be interrogated on charges of money laundering and financing terrorism.

Mr Al Bashir was removed by the military on April 11 after months of demonstrations against his rule. He is also wanted by the International Criminal Court in the Hague for war crimes over the conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region.

The prosecutor’s statement on Thursday said other unidentified senior figures would also be investigated for financial crimes.

More than US$113 million (Dh415m) worth of cash in three currencies has been seized from Mr Al Bashir’s residence, the head of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council said last month.

General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan said a team of police, army and security agents found seven million euros, $350,000 and five billion Sudanese pounds ($105 million) during a search of the former president’s home.

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