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Former Sudan president Bashir cleared to come to Uganda

The Sudanese interim leadership has left the widow open for former president Omar al Bashir to take up asylum in Uganda if he wishes to do so.

The military ruler who speaking to BBC said Bashir will be to travel to Uganda once the charges against him are cleared.

Lt Gen Abdel Fattah Al – Burhan is the current chairpetribunal

Transitional Military Council which is charged with the responsibility of running the country since former ruler Bashir was toppled.

Bashir is currently facing charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds.

Last week, Uganda offered asylum to Mr Bashir despite the fact that he is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) fot Crime Against Humanity committed in Dhafour region.

Uganda’s Foreign Affairs State Minister Okello Oryem Minister said if President Bashir applied for asylum in Uganda, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni would consider it.

The Sudanese de facto Head of State, Gen Al Burhan said in the interview that Bashir would be allowed to run to Uganda, “if he is found innocent of the cases and claims tabled against him.”

The new Sudanese leader has however, stated that Bashir will not be handed over to ICC emphasizing that Sudan has competent Court to handle his cases.

“We have a fair and adequate judicial system,” he said. “We have no doubt that every criminal will receive the punishment he deserves.”

He denied the roumour that the former president is unwell as a result of depression and shock.

“He is in Prison, he reads the papers every day, his condition is fine,” the General reassured.

He added however, that the interim leadership has not released details of the former leader in detention, or his photos because this “would violate the prisoner’s rights.”

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