JEM leader sentenced to death in Sudan

August 28, 2011 (Miraya FM)

The political and military commander of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) in South Kordufan, Al-Tom Hammed Tutu, has been sentenced to death, the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reports.


The Sudan News Agency reports that a special court in Kadugli presided over by Justice Hisham Ahmed Al-Tom, sentenced Tutu to death by hanging, for his role in inciting war against the state and violating the constitution.

Tutu who has been commanding the movement in the South Kordofan region of Sudan, was captured in Southern Kordofan State, where fighting broke out in June between the Sudan Armed Forces and the SPLA-north.

Agencies report that JEM condemned the verdict, declaring that Tutu is a military and political leader of a movement that the Sudanese government recognizes and negotiates with.


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