Sudan Defence Minister Removes Omer al-Bashir from Power

al-Basher-removed-powerApril 11, 2019 ( -- President Omer al-Bashir of Sudan is out of power, removed by the Sudanese Military from his post, according to the Sudan Tribune. He is in detention in undisclosed place, according to reports.

Omer al-Bashir ruled Sudan with iron fist for 30 years. He took power in a coup in 1989, and has been in power since then. He is wanted by international bodies over Sudan’s alleged support of terrorism and perpetration of genocide in the Darfur region. He is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of war crimes and other atrocities.

Over his watch, Sudan saw the seccession of what is now called South Sudan in 2011.

According to reports, Sudanese Defense Minister, Awad Ibn Ouf, removed President Omer al-Bashir from office and announced his arrest, according to the Sudan Tribune.

According to the report, on Thursday afternoon, Ibn Ouf read a statement from the Supreme Security Committee in charge of Sudan now. The committee includes members of the armed forces, the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the police.

He said the Committee "decided to carry out what was not expected by the head of the regime and took full responsibility for changing the whole regime during a two-year transitional period," he said. And he added, "the armed forces - with a limited representation of the components of that committee - will take is the responsibility of the state administration."

"I, the Minister of Defense, the head of the Supreme Security Committee, announces the uprooting of the regime and the arrest of its head in a safe place."

He said the Security Committee has been convening since the 6 April considering alternatives. He warned of the seriousness of the situation made worse by the stubbornness of previous leadership.

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