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Sudan’s Bashir Moved to Kobar Prison

Sudan’s Bashir Moved to Kobar Prison
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By Staff, Agencies

Sudan's deposed president Omar al-Bashir was moved to Kobar prison in the capital Khartoum late Tuesday, two family sources said.

Bashir is being held under tight security in solitary confinement, a source at the prison said.

Uganda will consider offering Bashir asylum, a foreign affairs minister said Wednesday.

"Uganda would not be apologetic at all for considering an application by Bashir," Okello Oryem, Uganda's state minister for foreign affairs, told Reuters.

Since his removal by the military last Thursday, Bashir had been detained under heavy guard in the presidential residence inside the compound that also houses the Defense Ministry, the family sources said.

The military ousted Bashir after weeks of protests against him that culminated in a sit-in outside the Defense Ministry compound that began on April 6. Protests are still going on despite his removal.

Awad Ibn Auf, who announced Bashir's removal and said he was being detained in a "safe place," stepped down as head of the ruling Transitional Military Council after only a day in the post.

Abdel Fattah al-Burhan now heads the council, which has promised to hold elections within two years.

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