Sudan Sentences 29 To Death For Torturing, Killing Protester

Report says a Sudanese court on Monday sentenced 29 intelligence agents to death for killing a teacher in detention during protests against Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s longtime former leader, earlier this year.

The defendants were found guilty of deadly abuse against Ahmed al-Kheir at an intelligence services facility and sentenced to be hanged, judge Sadok Abdelrahman said.

The teacher was beaten and tortured to death after he was arrested in late January by intelligence operatives in Sudan’s eastern province of Kassala, the judge said.

Another four officers were sentenced to three years in prison and seven were acquitted in the landmark ruling, which paves the way for democratic transition in the North African nation.

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