Opinion: Al-Bashir had the “State Reserves” at his Palace!

I’m laughing straight to the bank with this

(Ha, ha ha ha ha ha, ha, ha ha ha ha ha)” 50 Cent . ‘Straight to the Bank’ (Released: 26.06.2009)

Now were in the days of Post Al-Bashir in the Republic of Sudan. Where the public and revolution continues, even as the Transitional Council are continuing their rule. Two days ago his fate is getting sealed and detained at the Kober Maximum Prison. That the man of 30 years in power is now undergoing investigation by the same authorities that he controlled for so long. This must be a turn of events no-one expected. Certainly, the previous dictator didn’t anticipate this, because why else. Would he have such vast amounts of cash in his Presidential Palace.

Not that I am shocked that from the same authority, that made it illegal to have cash-in-your-home, the mastermind behind that policy and that state of emergency law had millions upon millions in his own estate/palace. Therefore, it is vindication, that the state get these funds returned from a President for Life. Whose got cut short by a military coup d’etat and later detained. Which is in the end, meaning he is losing all his privileges and entitlements. Now, the authorities are emptying his palace and while doing so, they found a treasure chest with massive amounts of cash.

As reported by Dabanga:

In a statement, the Senior Public Prosecutor Mutasim Mahmoud announced the seizure of $351 million, €6,7 million, and SDG 5 billion ($105 million*) at the residence of deposed President Omar Al Bashir. Mahmoud confirmed that the cash is secure within the vaults of the Bank of Sudan, and that charges will be investigated against former President Al Bashir under the foreign exchange law and money laundering” (Dabanga – ‘Sudan authorities seize Al Bashir cash stash’ 19.04.2019).

We can now see, in a Republic, which was in a fiscal jeopardy, in a state of lacking foreign currency and hyper-inflation. Where the prices of bread and others needed commodities where rising. In this manner, the findings are really showing the selfish and the abundantly clear memo of what sort of leader Al-Bashir was. As he could own the State Reserves or even the total Foreign Exchange, he could have on his own spiced up the whole economy. He could have infused the funds and helped to stop the fiscal instability of the Republic. Instead his greed and his vicious heart didn’t want to give way.

That a dictator of 30 years are capable of doing this, while the common man is struggling to buy bread. Shows what sort of leadership it was in the Republic. They really started the demonstrations in the middle of December 2018, because of tiredness of the dictatorship. Which went from weeks of protests into a sit-in demonstrations at the Army Headquarters. That turned into a revolution that ended this, but they are still working to dismantling the military dictatorship of Al-Bashir; As they are working on the transition to a civilian government.

As we see with the massive amounts cash been stored in the palace of the President. It shows his intent and his actions as a President. That he had the ability to have a personal bank in his home. He didn’t need to go to the bank or even have a bank-account. Al-Bashir had enough to travel to or to live lavish until infinity. Peace.

Press Release on the Human Rights Situation in the Republic of The Sudan (15.12.2016)

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The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) continues to follow closely the deteriorating human rights situation in the Republic of The Sudan, State Party to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter).

The Commission’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa, Hon. Commissioner Reine Alapini-Gansou, is deeply concerned by the deteriorating human rights situation in the Republic of The Sudan, in particular: the constant harassment of human right defenders by the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security services (NISS); the arbitrary arrest and detention in secret places by the NISS; and the inhumane treatment meted on human right defenders when arrested and detained.

The Special Rapporteur has received reports of the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention in an unknown location of Dr Wudawi Ibrahim Adam and his driver Mr Adam El-Sheikh by the NISS, and of Mr Akram Ahmed who has been repeated summoned and held by the NISS.

The Special Rapporteur notes that the constant arrests and detention of human rights defenders by security forces of the Republic of The Sudan is a tactic used by the Sudanese authorities to obstruct the work of human right defenders and activist, in their promotion and protection of human rights.

The Special Rapporteur recalls particularly the cases of Dr Wudawi Ibrahim Adam and Mr. Akram Ahmed who have severally suffered numerous arrests and detentions and have been subjected to inhumane treatments while in detention.

The Special Rapporteur condemns the suppression of the rights of human rights defenders and the reprisals meted upon human rights defenders and activist in the Republic of The Sudan, and calls on the Government of the Republic of The Sudan to:

  1. Provide clarification to the African Commission regarding the above-stated allegations of the arbitrary arrest of Dr Wudawi and his driver, the illegal search conducted on his property and their detention in an undisclosed location, and the repeated summoning and detention of Mr Akram Ahmed;
  2. Immediately release all human rights defenders arbitrarily arrested and to refrain from repeatedly summoning, questioning and detaining human rights defenders; including Dr Wudawi Ibrahim Adam and Mr. Akram Ahmed
  3. Take all necessary measures to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity and security of all human rights defenders in the Republic of The Sudan;
  4. Guarantee in all circumstances that all human rights defenders in the Republic of The Sudan are able to carry out their legitimate human rights activities without fear of reprisals and free of all restrictions;
  5. Uphold its obligations under regional and international human rights law, including by refraining from undue interference and suppression of the rights of human rights defenders.

The Special Rapporteur would like to remind the Sudanese authorities of their obligations to guarantee fundamental rights, including: the right on equality before the law and equal protection of the law; the right to dignity and integrity of the person; the right to be free from all form of inhumane and degrading treatment/punishment; the right to liberty and security of the person and to be protected from arbitrary arrests and detention; the rights to freedom of association, assembly and expression; as enshrined in Articles 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 and 11 of the African Charter.

The Special Rapporteur continues to monitor developments on the situation of human rights defenders in the Republic of The Sudan and calls on the African Union and the international community to contribute towards the effective realization of human and peoples’ rights in the Republic of The Sudan as a whole.

Done in Banjul-The Gambia, 13 December 2016

Honourable Commissioner Reine Alapini-Gansou

Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa