Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been transferred to a Khartoum prison following his toppling by the army last week, a source from his family told AFP on Wednesday.
“Last night, Bashir was transferred to Kober prison in Khartoum,” the source said without revealing his name for security reasons.
Bashir was ousted by the army last Thursday after four months of protests against his three decades of iron-fisted rule. The country’s new military rulers had said he was being held “in a secure place”.
Witnesses said there was a heavy deployment of soldiers and members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Force outside the prison in north Khartoum.
“There are troops in vehicles mounted with machine-guns near the prison,” a witness told AFP.
On Tuesday,Uganda said it was willing to consider giving asylum al-Bashir in appreciation for his role in the South Sudan peace deal.
According to State Minister for foreign affairs Henry Okello Oryem, if Omar al-Bashir applies for asylum in Uganda, then that is a matter that can be considered by President Museveni.