The trial of Sudan’s former President Omar al-Bashir over the 1989 coup that brought him to power and the killing of protesters has been postponed due to precautions over the novel coronavirus, the attorney general’s office said Tuesday. 

The statement noted that all courts in the country have been shut down as part of measures against the disease.

“The trial over the 1989 military coup, crackdown on protests and other violations during the former regime has been postponed because of coronavirus fears but will continue after this crisis is over,” said the prosecutor general’s office.

It stressed, however,

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