Khartoum: Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been transferred to a Khartoum prison following his toppling by the army last week, a source from his family told AFP Wednesday.
“Last night, Bashir was transferred to Kober prison in Khartoum,” the source said without revealing his name for security reasons.
Bashir was ousted by the army last Thursday after four months of protests against his three decades of iron-fisted rule. The country’s new military rulers had said he was being held “in a secure place”.
Witnesses said there was a heavy deployment of soldiers and members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Force outside the prison in north Khartoum.
“There are troops in vehicles mounted with machine-guns near the prison,” a witness told AFP.
The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, a rebel movement in the southern states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan, announced it is ceasing all hostilities immediately in areas under its control until the end of July, SPLM-N’s head said in a statement Wednesday.
The leader, Abdelaziz Adam al-Helew said the “goodwill gesture” is to “give an opportunity for the immediate and smooth handover of power to civilians”.
With Agency inputs