Ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is on now trial on charges of taking huge bribes from the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
This scandal is a clear demonstration of the UAE’s policies of offering financial bribes to Arab and foreign leaders and officials in order to serve its suspicious plots and plans to gain influence.
All the money that al-Bashir received from the UAE or Saudi Arabia was nothing but a personal bribe, in exchange for the Sudanese bloodshed in the Yemen war, without any justification.
A Sudanese court has so far held two hearings for Bashir on charges of illicit foreign exchange dealing.
In addition to buying and shedding Sudanese blood in Yemen in a war where the Sudanese have nothing to win, these bribes were also offered to acquire the country’s resources, including land, minerals, ports, and others.
Therefore, demands are mounting in Sudan that Bashir should be tried for high treason, what he was doing is in the door of employment, and the terrible damage to national sovereignty.
Sudanese observers say that most Sudanese opinion was bad in Bashir, but none of them thought that the man so bad, and this situation, which emerged from his trial now in Khartoum.
This comes on the background of the man’s acceptance of personal financial gifts from other heads of other state. Even the symbolic souvenirs received by heads of state from other heads of state are usually placed in showcases in presidential palaces or museums, and presidents are not allowed to own them personally.
The fact that a head of state secretly receives from the head of another a financial donation, in millions of dollars which he sits on top of, is not what we have heard before.
Even more painful and surprising is that al-Bashir was talking about these gifts, during his trial in a very ordinary manner, and even believes that he did not act in his own interest, he claimed, is sufficient defense to acquit him, although he did not inform the Bank of Sudan and the Ministry of Finance of these funds he received.
He was not ashamed to say that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman asked him not to tell anyone that the money came from him. He was not ashamed to say that he would have preferred that his court hearings be confidential, so as not to expose Prince Salman, who is in this humiliating situation, is still keen to cover bin Salman.
The UAE glorified al-Bashir for his decision to involve the people of Sudan to work within its militias in Yemen, but it was the first to abandon him after his fall, and even revealed leaks that Abu Dhabi was a major cause of isolation, as well as it and Saudi Arabia were the first to recognize the Transitional Military Council after the completion of isolation.
According to reports published by Reuters news agency, the strained relationship between Bashir and Abu Dhabi was a major driver within the Sudanese intelligence to overthrow him.