4 votes Sudan's Bashir on trial over 1989 coup that brought him to power Posted July 21 by monarda Tags: sudan, politics, legal, coups, omar al bashir https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/sudan-bashir-trial-1989-coup-brought-power-200721072640425.html Link information This data is scraped automatically and may be incorrect. Published Jul 21 2020 Word count 659 words 1 comment Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK monarda (OP) July 21 Link Hadra told AFP news agency the accused are charged under crimes including Chapter 96 of the 1983 Penal Code, which had been abolished by al-Bashir, and which carries the death penalty for attempting to destroy the constitutional order. The lawyer said "this is the first time someone who launches a coup will be brought to justice" in Sudan, which has seen three coups d'etat since its 1956 independence from Britain. "This trial will be a warning to anyone who tries to destroy the constitutional system," he added. "This will safeguard Sudanese democracy. In this way, we hope to bring an end to the era of putsches in Sudan."