Sudan: Attorney General visits site of mass grave linked to Omar al-Bashir

Sudan's Attorney General, Taj El-Ser Elhiwar, visited the site of mass grave found in Omdurman on Saturday, where the remains of dozens of people believed to have taken part of a coup attempt against former President Omar al-Bashir​ 1990 were found. The Attorney General could be seen alongside the forensic examination team in the area where the mass grave was found. «We have a team of 23 people, all of whom are experts, experts in geology, experts in archaeology, forensic medicine, forensic evidence with the assistance of some other expertise, in addition to the armed forces and quick support. Now this is not the first time in the history of Sudan that work is revealed and procedures are established in accordance with international standards to see whether what was found in a mass grave and the causes of death and so on,» stated Taj El-Ser Elhiwar. «This is the first experience in Sudan and we hope that it will not be repeated again. All teams work each in its field and we hope to reach a final result in a manner that serves the procedures and satisfies the families of the victims.» According to reports, the bodies found correspond to 28 people believed to be army officers executed following a military trial a year after Bashir took power in 1989. Omar Al-Bashir, who is already in prison after being convicted of corruption charges, is currently facing a trial alongside 27 other people for his part played in the coup against a democratically elected prime minister that propelled him into power around three decades ago.

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