SUDAN: SUPREME COURT REJECTS DEATH SENTENCE APPEAL
October 24, 2008: the Sudanese Supreme Court in Khartoum rejected an appeal by lawyer Kamal Umar Abd-al-Salam on behalf of the defence committee for the defendants convicted of killing the journalist Muhammad Taha Muhammad Ahmad.
The accused were sentenced to death by hanging. The resolution to reject the appeal stated that the sentences neither contravened the Islamic Shari'ah law nor the civil law, and therefore, there was no justification for the verdict to be reviewed. (Sources: BBC, 24/10/2008)