SUDAN: STUDENT SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING POLICEMAN
September 24, 2017:
A court in Sudan sentenced a university student to death after convicting him of killing a policeman during protests in the capital last year, a defence lawyer said. (Sources: Afp, 24/09/2017)
Asim Omer, who was studying at Khartoum University, was arrested in December last year and charged with killing the policeman after hundreds of students clashed with security forces at the campus on the banks of the Blue Nile in April 2016.
Last month the court found Omer guilty, and on September 24 sentenced him to be hanged.
"The judge sentenced Asim Omer to be hanged to death after finding him guilty of killing a policeman," defence lawyer Mohamed Arabi told AFP, adding he would appeal.