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Sudan: Further information on Death Penalty

By AI International Secretariat, , Index number: AFR 54/017/2009

On 25 May, Counter-Terrorism Special Courts sentenced to death 9 men for their alleged membership to the justice and Equality Movement, a Darfur-based armed opposition group, and for their alleged participation in an attack by the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on the capital, Khartoum. A further twelve people, who are also alleged members of JEM, were sentenced to death on 9 June, by the same Counter-Terrorism Special Courts for the same charges.

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