Sudan’s public prosecutor has charged ousted President Omar al-Bashir with incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters.
The charges stem from an inquiry into the death of a doctor killed during protests that led to the end of Mr Bashir’s rule last month.
Mr Bashir’s fate is unclear. He was reportedly arrested after being ousted.
He is also facing an investigation over allegations of money laundering and terror financing.
Some Sudanese people will not believe that Mr Bashir is really in trouble for such crimes until they see him in a court, reports the BBC’s Will Ross.
In December, protesters started demonstrating against a government decision to triple the price of bread. The protests soon morphed into widespread anger against the president’s 30-year rule, led by doctors.