Sudan’s former President Omar al-Bashir has arrived at court to face corruption charges, which his lawyers say are baseless.
Mr Bashir was ousted in April after months of protests bringing an end to his nearly 30 years in power.
In June, prosecutors said a large hoard of foreign currency had been found in grain sacks at his home.
On Sunday, pro-democracy activists and the country’s military leaders signed a deal paving the way for elections.
There was heavy security outside the courthouse in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, witnesses say.
The former president arrived with a large military convoy, AFP news agency reports.