Omar al-Bashir is no longer Sudan’s president. His 30-year reign ended this week, in a similar vein to the way it began, when armed forces overthrew and arrested him on 11 April, following months of protests which initially began over rising food prices but grew into broader discontent. Bashir took power in June 1989 following a military coup and has been replaced by first vice president and defense minister, General Awad Ibn Auf.

In an attempt to retain control, the deposed president...