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Former Sudan president exempted from prison sentence for old age despite conviction of corruption

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-12-14 19:24
A file photo of Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir. [Photo/IC]

KHARTOUM - A Sudanese criminal court on Saturday convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of corruption, and possession of foreign currency and illicit wealth, sentencing him to two-year detention in a reform institution instead of in prison for exceeding age of 70.

"For arrangements relating to those who surpass the age of 70, and accordingly, I rule two years of detention for al-Bashir at an administrative reform institution," said Al-Sadiq Abdelrahman, a court judge who delivered the verdict.

The judge also ordered confiscation of al-Bashir's foreign currency money for his crime.

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