Sudan Confiscates Bashir’s Property
Sudanese authorities have reportedly confiscated property worthy $4 billion from former President Omar al-Bashir, his family members and associates.
The seizure has been confirmed by Anti-Corruption and Regime Dismantling Committee, set up by the revolutionary council after his ouster in 2019.
“Our initial estimates of the value of the assets, shares in different companies and buildings we have confiscated is $3.5 billion to $4 billion,” Salah Manaa, the spokesperson of the committee said.
Bashir, who was overthrown by the army a year ago amid mass protests against his three-decade rule, was jailed in December after being found guilty of illicitly possessing millions of dollars in foreign currencies.
On May 8, the committee announced that it intended to confiscate several large plots of land and residential properties in the capital Khartoum from his relatives.
It transferred the ownership of the several plots, which totalled around 92,000 square meters (990,000 square feet) in size, to the finance ministry.
Fears for coronavirus
Recently, Bashir pleaded to be moved from prison where he is held after one of his former enforcers detained in the same facility tested positive for covid-19.
Ahmed Haroun, an ex-Interior Ministry official who became leader of Bashir’s political party in the final days of his rule, was transferred to the hospital in Khartoum’s Kober prison after testing positive the respiratory disease.
Bashir, who’s 76 and being held in the same jail after he was overthrown by the army a year ago amid mass protests against his three-decade rule.
He has been indicted by the international criminal court on alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in restive Darfur.