Sudan’s former dictator Omar al-Bashir has reportedly been transferred from prison to a military hospital. Photo/Al Jazeera
KHARTOUM – Leader Sudan Ousted Omar al-Bashir was transferred from Kober prison to a military hospital in the Sudanese capital before heavy fighting broke out there on April 15. This was disclosed by two sources at the hospital.
Bashir’s whereabouts were called into question after a former minister in his government, Ali Haroun, announced on Tuesday that he had left prison with other former officials.
Both Bashir and Haroun are wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on suspicion of atrocities in Darfur as quoted by Reuters, Wednesday (26/4/2023).
Fighting flared again in Sudan late on Tuesday despite declarations of a ceasefire by the warring factions as more people fled Khartoum in the chaos.
The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire that began on Tuesday after negotiations mediated by the United States (US) and Saudi Arabia.
But gunfire and explosions were heard after nightfall in Omdurman, one of Khartoum’s twin cities on the Nile where troops used drones to target RSF positions, a Reuters reporter said.
The UN special envoy for Sudan, Volker Perthes, on Tuesday told the UN Security Council that the ceasefire appeared to be holding on in parts so far.
But he said neither side had shown a readiness to negotiate seriously, indicating that both thought securing a military victory over the other side was possible.