Sudan's Bashir transferred to jail notorious for holding political prisoners during his regime

Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who has been moved to the maximum-security Kober prison, is seen in Khartoum in September 2018.

Khartoum, Sudan (CNN)Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir was transferred on Tuesday evening to Kober prison, a maximum-security prison notorious for holding political prisoners during his 30-year dictatorship, two prison officials who witnessed his arrival told CNN.

Several other regime figures are being held at the jail and kept separately to Bashir, who is under intensified security measures, the officials said. The prison's main yard has been well-known as a site for executions.
"He would've been led past the same hangman's noose where he sent people to meet their Lord," said one of the prison officials.
    Bashir was ousted from power in a military coup last week and was arrested, alongside other top officials, in a sweep of regime figures.
    Sudan's military has previously said that it would prosecute Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), but would not extradite him.
    The military, which has dissolved the government, has said it would remain in power for up to two years, despite large street protests against their rule.
    Bashir, former Interior Minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein and Ahmed Haroun, the former head of the ruling party, will be charged with corruption and the death of protesters, two sources with direct knowledge of events told CNN.
    On Tuesday, a Ugandan foreign minister said his country would consider offering Bashir asylum.
    "If former Sudan leader al-Bashir sought asylum in Uganda, Uganda will consider it," State Minister for Foreign Affairs in charge of International Relations, Henry Okello Oryem, told journalists after he left a parliamentary committee meeting.