Three men at risk of being hanged

Three men at risk of being hanged

22-06-2004, 10:09 PM


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Title: Three men at risk of being hanged
Author: Kostawi
Date: 22-06-2004, 10:09 PM


Sudan Organisation Against Torture

SOAT Press Release: 22 June 2004

Three men at risk of being hanged


On 30 May 2004, the Specialised Criminal Court in Nyala sentenced three men to death by hanging following their convictions under articles 130 (Murder) and 168 (armed robbery (Hiraba) of the 1991 Penal Code.

The three men had allegedly killed one man and injured two others in the process of an armed robbery in Burkaz near Nitaiga village, east of Nyala in March 2004. The three men were arrested on 23 March 2004, all three men are farmers from the Mesayra tribe in Nitaiga village, and their details are as follows:

1. Musa Issa Dikko, 21 yrs

2. Adam Harin Issa, 27 yrs

3. Ahmed Mohamed Abdel Gadir, 30 yrs

The men’s lawyers have submitted an appeal before the Appeal court in Nyala and the case is still pending.

SOAT is unconditionally opposed to the death penalty and strongly condemns its use by the Government of Sudan. SOAT is gravely concerned by executions occurring in Darfur, and by the procedures of these Criminal Courts, which do not comply with international or national standards for fair trials.

SOAT strongly urges the Government of Sudan to:

i) Abolish the death penalty in Sudan

ii) Ensure respect for rights to fair trial and to legal appeal in accordance with international human rights standards, for all detainees throughout Sudan

iii) Guarantee respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout Sudan in accordance with national laws and international human rights standards

The above recommendations should be sent in appeals to the following

His Excellency Lieutenant General Omar Hassan al-Bashir
President of the Republic of Sudan
President' s Palace
PO Box 281, Khartoum, Sudan
Fax: + 249 183 783223

Mr. Ali Mohamed Osman Yassin
Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Ministry of Justice
Khartoum, Sudan
Fax: + 249 183 788941

Mr. Mustafa Osman Ismail
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
PO Box 873, Khartoum, Sudan
Fax: + 249 183 779383

Dr. Abdelmuneim Osman Mohamed Taha
Advisory Council for Human Rights
PO Box 302
Khartoum, Sudan
Fax: + 249 183 770883

His Excellency Ambassador Mr. Ibrahim Mirghani Ibrahim,
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sudan to the United Nations in Geneva,
PO Box 335,
1211 Geneva,
Fax: +4122 731 26 56,
E-mail: [email protected].

SOAT is international human rights organisation established in the UK in 1993. If you have any questions about this or any other SOAT information, please contact us:

Argo House
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London NW6 5LF, UK
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