Khartoum, April 26(Darfur24)  Ahmed Haroun, a former undersecretary for humanitarian affairs under Omar al-Bashir’s regime and wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur, announced that he and other former government officials had been released from Kober prison and will take care of their own security, with a statement broadcast by the Sudanese TV station Tayba yesterday Tuesday.

Mr. Haroun also assured that he is willing to appear before the justice of his country, when it is operational again.


The development comes 24 hours after reports of an escape from the Koper prison, where former President Bashir and top officials of his regime were held, earlier this week.

It is not clear whether Omar al-Bashir, who had been hospitalized for extended periods in a military hospital, remains – or not – in this prison.

Sudan has been in chaos since April 15, when hostilities broke out between the army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitaries.