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Sudan hangs two for rape and murder of four-year-old


January 1, 2008 (KHARTOUM) — Two Sudanese men sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a four-year-old girl have been executed in a prison in Khartoum, the local press reported on Tuesday.

Motassem Abdallah Khairallah, 21, and Imad Tibn, 19, were hanged on Monday and their bodies handed over to their families amid tight security, the daily Al-Sudani reported.

The execution had been due to take place on November 27 but was postponed at the last minute after an appeal by defence laywers who said the two accused had not been given a fair trial.

The appeal was dimissed.

The two were sentenced to death last January 21 and to 100 lashes each for raping and murdering Muram Awad Sadiq in a case that caused outrage because it also took place during the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr in October 2006.

There is no official record of the number of people executed each year in Sudan, but international human rights organisations frequently report cases in which the death penalty is handed down.


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  • 2 January 2008 13:23, by Mabor Yiel Naih.

    It is not the first time that Sudan use random execution without fair trial.

    This is not fair for Khartoum with its stupit leader known by name Bashir to do such a thing.

    Bashir should acknowledge there will be no Unity of Sudan if Sharia Law is still existing.

    South Sudan

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    • 13 January 2008 19:20, by Reem Gaafar

      I’m not about to defend the Sudanese Judiciary System because I have my own reservations about the way it goes, as everything else in the country. However I do find this comment misplaced, because in this case their was nothing unfair about the trial, and it is my belief that such issues should be handled as strongly as possible for their sensitive and dangerous nature.
      I won’t comment on the Sharia Law argument, because there is simply no argument. What some people may see as ’random’ and ’cruel’ punishments are simply the rightful outcome of otherwise very serious issues, like adultery and murder. Don’t pretend these don’t exist. Southern Sudan with it’s Christianity and other lines are as much against these issues as Islam is. It’s not like we made it up.
      Thank you.

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      • 26 January 2008 12:34, by Trueson of Southerner

        The trail is fair whatsoever the case may be.
        it is unlikely to rape a four year girl among the billions of girls and women,so the deserved the death,congratulation to the Sudanese president to proctect the child right that way.
        Even the animals can’t do such act to their young ones.
        This is bad from Arab the did their thing anti-clockwise(oppositely) how can a normal human being thought of such thing if it is not an Arabs.
        Such behaviours would be finished the whole Arabs if the don’t change.
        May almighty God rest her soul in enternal paradise.

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