Sudan officials: Ousted president moved to Khartoum prison

Sudan officials: Ousted president moved to Khartoum prison
Demonstrators walk past army vehicles protecting the entrance to a rally near the military headquarters in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, April 15, 2019. The Sudanese protest movement on Monday welcomed the "positive steps" taken by the ruling military council, which held talks over the weekend with the opposition leaders and released some political prisoners. The praise came despite a brief incident earlier Monday where activists said soldiers attempted to disperse the ongoing protest sit-in outside the military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, but eventually backed off. (AP Photo/Salih Basheer)

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese official and a former minister say the military has transferred ousted President Omar al-Bashir to a prison in the capital, Khartoum.

They say al-Bashir was moved from a “safe place” — the presidential residence inside the military headquarters — where he was held since his ouster, to Kopar Prison.

The two spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because they weren’t authorized to talk to reporters.

Organizers of the street protests had demanded the military move al-Bashir to an official prison.

Sudan’s military last week ousted al-Bashir following months of street protests against his 30-year rule, then appointed a military council it says would rule for no more than two years while elections are organized.

The military has said it wouldn’t extradite al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court.