Friday, April 24, 2009

70 Darfurians sentenced to Death in Khartoum!
Published: April 22, 2009 15:49h

A Sudanese court on Wednesday sentenced 11 members of the Darfur rebel Justice and Equality Movement to death for a 2008 attack on the Sudanese capital.
Five other defendants were acquitted and will be freed, the court said.

More than 70 rebels have now been sentenced to death for the bold attack in which more than 200 people were killed, including JEM leader Khalil Ibrahim's half brother Abdel Aziz el-Nur Ashr. None of those sentenced has yet been executed.

The rebels drove hundreds of miles across desert and scrubland to reach the capital and were only a few kilometres from the presidential palace when government troops halted them.
"We sentence them to the death penalty by hanging," judge Issam Ismail said on Wednesday after the individual verdicts were read out, to shouts of protest from the condemned men.
The men were found guilty of 12 charges, including treason, violence against the state and illegal possession of weapons.
Their lawyer launched an appeal against the verdict and questioned the legality of the specially created terrorism courts.

السودان: الحكم بإعدام 11 من «العدل والمساواة» بتهمة الهجوم على مدينة أم درمان
الخرطوم: إسماعيل آدم حكمت محكمة مختصة بقضايا الإرهاب في الخرطوم، أمس، بالإعدام شنقاً حتى الموت على 11 من منسوبي حركة العدل والمساواة المسلحة في دارفور، بعد أن أدانتهم بالتورط في الهجوم الذي شنته قوات الحركة على مدينة «أم درمان» في مايو (أيار) العام الماضي، أدى إلى مقتل أكثر من 200 شخص، وإصابة المئات، إلى جانب خسائر مادية في مختلف أحياء وأسواق «أم درمان». كما أحالت المحكمة أحد المتهمين إلى محكمة الأحداث لصغر عمره (17 عاماً)، وبرأت 4 متهمين، وأرجات محاكمة أحد المتهمين إلى حين
التعافي من مرض ألّم به قبل جلسة النطق بالحكم


Anonymous said...

Those rebels have attacked the innocent civilians in the capital.
They well deserve this sentence!!!

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