Sudan Supreme Court orders release of USAID diplomat’s killer

The Supreme Court of Sudan has reportedly issued a decision to release Abdelraouf Abuzeid Mohamed Hamza, who was sentenced to death in 2009, together with three others, for their involvement in the murder of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) employees John Granville and his Sudanese driver Abdelrahman Abbas Rahama during the first hours of 2008.Abdelmalik Abuzeid, Abdelraouf’s brother, wrote on his Facebook page on Monday: “My brother Abdelraouf…

Khartoum police hold suspect in gang-rape of Sudan anti-graft politician’s daughter

In a press statement yesterday, the Khartoum state police announced the arrest of the main suspect in the rape of the daughter of a political leader in the Sudanese capital on Friday.The investigation team used forensics laboratories, sniffer dogs, and “modern technical means” to find the attackers.?They said they are continuing investigations under the supervision of the Public Prosecution and will eventually file an official complaint.On Friday morning, the 15-year-old…

Activists: ‘Anti-drug clampdown could lead to further civil persecution in Sudan’

Sudanese anti-drug activists and civil society organisations denounced comments made by the Chairman of the Sovereignty Council, Lt Gen Abdelfattah El Burhan, where he accused “certain parties of distributing narcotics to young people, under the guise of spreading democracy”.In an interview with Radio Dabanga’s Sudan Today programme, Tahani Abbas, a member of the No to Oppression Against Women Initiative, declared yesterday that El Burhan’s statements during his Tuesday meeting with…

Sudan lawyer: Case of illegally held West Darfuri ignored by int’l community

The remaining 95 West Darfur detainees, among them 15 minors, held in Port Sudan Prison resumed their hunger strike. Lawyer Nafeesa Hajar called on the international community to intervene instead of “ignoring the issue of the West Darfur detainees”.Hajar, a member of the West and North Darfur Detainees Defence Team, accused the authorities of violating the law in a press conference at the Teiba Press hall in Khartoum on Monday.She…

Sudan lawyer: Case of illegally held West Darfuri ignored by int’l community

The remaining 95 West Darfur detainees, among them 15 minors, held in Port Sudan Prison resumed their hunger strike. Lawyer Nafeesa Hajar called on the international community to intervene instead of “ignoring the issue of the West Darfur detainees”.Hajar, a member of the West and North Darfur Detainees Defence Team, accused the authorities of violating the law in a press conference at the Teiba Press hall in Khartoum on Monday.She…

Supreme Court rejects Sudanese Bar Association reinstatement appeal

Sudan’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal submitted by the Steering Committee of the Sudanese Bar Association (SBA) for the union to be re-established as it was under the former Al Bashir regime. The decision was issued on Thursday and is “a blatant waste of justice,” according to lawyer and member of the SBA Steering Committee Rehab El Mubarak. She told Radio Dabanga that the committee will challenge the decision…
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