Sudan court sentences 22 S.Sudanese to death: lawyer

Fighters from the Sudanese Rapid Support Forces sit in vehicles in the city of Nyala, in south Darfur, on May 3, 2015, as they display weapons and vehicles they say they captured from Dafuri rebels and fighters from The Justice and Equality MovementA Sudanese court sentenced 22 South Sudanese to death and jailed three for life on terrorism charges for fighting with rebels in the western Darfur region, their lawyer said Thursday. “The Khartoum North court headed by judge Abidin Dahi sentenced 22 men to death, all of whom are citizens of South Sudan,” the head of the defence team Mahjoub Abdullah told AFP. All 25 had been members of a faction of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement led by Bakhit Abdelkarim Dabajo, who signed a peace deal with the Sudanese government in April 2013.

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