SUDAN: SIX HANGED FOR DEADLY 2005 RIOTS
January 14, 2010: Six people were hanged in Sudan's capital for their role in deadly clashes in 2005 between police and residents of a camp for the displaced, the official news agency SUNA reported.
The clashes broke out in May 2005, a few months after the end of Sudan's north-south civil war, as authorities tried to forcibly evacuate the Soba Aradi camp in a Khartoum suburb that housed 10,000 people who had fled the conflict.
Thirty civilians and 14 members of the security forces were killed. Most of those arrested after the violence were acquitted, but six people were sentenced to death.
SUNA said the six were executed in Kober prison in northern Khartoum after the appeal process was finally exhausted.
Five years after the two-decade-long war which cost an estimated two million lives, Soba Aradi is no longer considered a camp for the displaced but an impoverished suburb that is home to thousands of people from around Sudan. (Sources: Afp, 14/01/2010)