Khartoum/Kampala/The Hague  — Deposed former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar prison in Khartoum from the presidential residence, family sources said on Wednesday, and a prison source said he was being held under tight security in solitary confinement. Sudan’s military ousted Bashir after weeks of mass protests that climaxed in a sit-in outside the defence ministry compound. Protests are continuing and their leaders say the unrest will not cease until the governing Transitional Military Council (TMC) hands power to a civilian-led authority ahead of elections. The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), leading the revolt, has called for sweeping changes to end violent crackdowns on dissent, purge corruption and cronyism and ease an economic crisis that worsened during Bashir’s last years in power. In initial steps to tackle corruption, the TMC ordered the central bank to review financial transfers since April 1 and to seize “suspect” funds, state news agen...

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