Khartoum, 11-22-2022 AD (SUNA) – The court of those responsible for the June 1989 coup, in its session today at the Institute of Judicial and Legal Sciences, headed by Maulana Hussein Al-Jack Salih, Supreme Court Judge, heard two accusing witnesses.
The witness, Mahjoub Omar Kajo Dhahia, who is 64 years old, said that on the night of the coup, he was a Major in the Airborne Forces, that he was at his work site, and that he learned about the coup from Lieutenant Colonel Bakri Hassan Salih, who told him that the army unanimously decided to take power and that The leader of the coup is Brigadier General Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir.
The witness added that there was a statement that they wanted to deliver to the radio, and that the late Lieutenant Colonel Abdel Moneim Hassan Ali Karrar and Younis Mahmoud went with the statement to the radio, indicating that the only objection to the coup was from the commander of the Corps of Engineers, Major General Fadl, while the rest of the officers agreed to support the change, indicating that the period before the coup It witnessed attempts to seize power, where a number of officers with the rank of brigadier general were arrested, including Ahmed Fadl and Al-Zubayr Muhammad Salih. He said that the situation was bad with regard to the armed forces (to the extreme) due to the lack of fighting equipment, while the garrisons began to fall after the garrison after the other, and the defeats continued, and Garang said that he would drink coffee in Shendi.
As for the second witness, the retired officer, Ibrahim Ajbna Dhaifan, born in Aad 1949, he explained that he was a colonel on the night of the coup and was a commander of the special forces that follow the paratroopers. He said that he was at his house in Haj Yusef and came to his unit as soon as he heard of the move, as Brigadier General Omar al-Bashir assigned him to bring Ibrahim Nayel. Edam.
The witness added that Al-Bashir made it clear that the movement is corrective because the country is in an unbearable situation and the cities have begun to fall and the armed forces have become weak, exhausted and exhausted. Political parties or parties, and Al-Bashir confirmed that the coup was purely military, and that there was no political or partisan side.
On the other hand, the defense committee had raised at the beginning of the session that the court had not issued a decision on the defense’s request to investigate the sovereign authority that had directed the transfer of defendants from the hospital to the central prison, and confirmed that the sick defendants were still suffering and demanded to be returned to the hospital, but the court made it clear They told them that it is not a medical body and that the prison administration is the one that refers accused patients for treatment.
The court will continue its session next Tuesday, corresponding to the twenty-ninth of November.