According to a defense attorney, a Sudanese court has called Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy head of the country’s ruling Sovereign Council, to testify in the prosecution of former President Omar al-Bashir.
Wail Ali Saeed informed on Wednesday that “Dagalo, also known as Hemedti, was ordered by Khartoum court to provide witness in the case.”
Bashir is accused of murdering protestors during the widespread demonstrations that forced him from office in April 2019. “We think Hemedti knew a lot about the murder of demonstrators under Bashir’s rule and was connected to the security establishment in the nation,” Ali added.
During the demonstrations that ended al-Bashir’s three-decade rule in Sudan, security forces murdered dozens of demonstrators.