A trial involving Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s ousted long-serving leader has commenced in the capital, Khartoum.

BBC reports that Bashir was said to be in connection with the military coup that brought him to power more than three decades ago.

On his punishment for his role in the 1989 coup, Bashir who has already been convicted for corruption could face the death penalty if found guilty over his

He is not the only one involved in the case as more than 20 former officials are on trial alongside the 76-year-old.

Going memory lane, Bashir was forced from power in 2019 following popular protests.

The civilian uprising started in late 2018 as anti-austerity demonstrations but quickly morphed into a call to end President Bashir’s rule.

On 11 April 2019, the military announced that he had been ousted and arrested.

A joint transitional government made up of the top army officials and civilians was later formed in August.