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27 intelligence agents sentenced to death by hanging for teacher’s murder

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27 intelligence agents sentenced to death by hanging for teacher’s murder

On Monday, Ahmed al-Khair, a teacher who was detained in February as a result of the protest that led to the overthrow of former President Omar al- Bashir was found dead in his cell.

Security officials initially told  Khair’s family members that he had died of poisoning, but after a state investigation it was found that he had died of multiple injuries from beating.

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As a result of this tragic incident, the Sudanese Court sentenced 27 members of the intelligence service to death by hanging.

Thirteen defendants were sentenced to prison terms and a further four were acquitted in the verdict, which could face several stages of appeal.

The death of teacher Ahmed al-Khair in the eastern town of Khashm al-Qirba became a rallying point during 16 weeks of protests against Bashir’s rule.

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Hundreds of people rallied outside the court in Omdurman where the verdict was delivered on Monday, some waving national flags or holding pictures of Khair.

 

 

 

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