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Sudan Coup: Military Warns Against Disturbances

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Sudan’s military coup leaders have warned protesters still on the streets that there will be “zero tolerance” for disturbances. A spokesman insisted the army did not seek power and Sudan’s future would be decided by the protesters – but said the army would maintain public order.

Protesters are still out in Khartoum, fearing the coup leaders are too close to ousted ruler Omar al-Bashir. The military says it will not extradite Mr Bashir on war crimes charges.

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Mr Bashir is the subject of two international arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He is accused of organising war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sudan’s Darfur region between 2003 and 2008, allegations he denies.

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However, he may be put on trial inside Sudan, according to the military council set up after the coup. Mr Bashir, one of the world’s longest-serving leaders until he was ousted on Thursday, is now in custody.

His downfall followed months of unrest that began in December over rising prices. At least 38 people have died in the protests.

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