Sudan finds mass grave likely linked to foiled 1990 coup

Sudan finds mass grave likely linked to foiled 1990 coup

Authorities in Sudan have found a mass grave believed to contain the bodies of 28 army officers shot in a foiled coup attempt against former President Omar al-Bashir in 1990. It was the second mass grave from the Bashir-era uncovered in as many months. The discovery comes as al-Bashir, imprisoned for corruption, appeared in court earlier this week over charges of plotting the bloodless 1989 coup.

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Some context: al-Bashir ruled Sudan for a good three decades before being overthrown by the army amid mass protests. The Sudanese government under his rule clashed with three rebel movements since 2003, leaving 300,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. His assets were worth $4 Billion and he is expected to be tried at the International Criminal Court this year.

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