Amid tight security measures, Bashir, 76, appeared wearing a face mask in the procedural session which was broadcast live on state-run Sudan TV.
Tuesday’s proceedings were adjourned to August 11 by presiding Judge Essam El-dein Mohamad Ibrahim.
Twenty-seven other prominent Islamic, civilian and military leaders from Bashir’s regime are also facing charges of “a coup against a constitutional system.”
Only 16 defendants were present on Tuesday, according to Sudan TV, including Bashir, and his two former deputies, Ali Othman Mohammad Taha and Bakri Hassan Saleh.
During Tuesday’s session, defense lawyers asked to adjourn to a later date as the conditions set by the World Health Organization for coronavirus social distancing were not in place inside the court.
One lawyer asked the court to take into consideration social distancing for the defendants and the attendees in the courtroom, which the judge accepted for future dates.