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Sudanese Court Sentences 29 to Death for Killing Teacher in Anti-Protest Crackdown

HeadlineDec 31, 2019

In Sudan, a court has sentenced 29 intelligence officers to death for the torture and killing of Ahmad al-Khair, a teacher who was arrested for participating in protests against the longtime leader Omar al-Bashir. Sudanese security forces killed at least 170 people in the crackdown against the massive uprising, which ultimately toppled Bashir in April. This is a protester speaking after Monday’s sentencing.

Magdy Khalaf Allah: “The Sudanese judiciary proved today, without a doubt, its integrity and value. We hope the judiciary continues on the same path in all cases. As teachers, this ruling has cooled our fires. We hope, we hope, we hope the rest of the criminals who caused the widowing of women and orphaning of children are captured.”

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