Bashir, who is also being sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over allegations of genocide in Sudan's western Darfur region, was ousted on April 11 by the military following months of protests against his rule and had been held at a presidential residence.
Bashir, 75, was one of the longest-serving leaders in Africa and the Arab world. He took power in a coup in 1989 and had survived isolation from the West, civil wars, the split between Sudan and South Sudan, indictment by the International Criminal Court, and several previous bouts of protest.
The country has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world but recently, despite a civil war that killed almost 4,00,000 people, maternal health has shown improvement after a concerted effort by the government and partners to dramatically increase the number of trained midwives.
Ibnouf also declared a state of emergency in the country for the next three months with the constitution being suspended. He added that elections would be conducted at the end of the transitional period.
The Sudanese minister for information, Hassan Ismail, the government’s main spokesman, “commended the way the regular forces dealt with demonstrators who gathered in front of the army general command,” the state news agency reported.