Home | News    Thursday 14 February 2013

Darfur activist placed on death row

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

February 14, 2013 (LONDON) - An activist from Sudan’s western Darfur region is it at imminent risk of execution, according to human rights group Amnesty International, after he was informed on December 31 2012 that his ten year sentence had been revised to the death penalty.

Bakri Moussa Mohammed, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in January 11, 2010 for allegedly taking part in a murder by an appeal court in South Darfur.

Before his arrest Mohammed had "been involved in protests against the repression of displaced people by the security services in South Darfur" Amnesty said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that his "family believe he was arrested and sentenced in retaliation for his activism".

The activist is currently being detained at Khartoum’s Kober prison.

Mohammed was transferred to death row on the same day that a police officer informed him that he would be hung. Amnesty say that Mohammed was "reportedly brought to the gallows on three occasions".

After the New Year the activist was informed that his execution has been postponed for 35 days but this deadline has passed leaving him "imminent risk of execution", according to the human rights organisation.

Mohammed’s family say they are unaware of any court hearing in recent months. They "believe that the decision to revise the sentence was taken by the prison administration, in violation of fair trial standards" according to Amnesty.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Appointment of Dr. Riek as FVP is welcome but...? 2016-02-13 13:18:16 By James Okuk “Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies.” – President J.F. Kennedy. On Thursday February 11, (...)

Formation of “TGoNU” without Constitutional Amendment: Is it a right of necessity? 2016-02-09 20:30:29 By Mabor Maker Dhelbeny In its 55th Extra-ordinary Meeting, held on 30th – 31st January, 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the IGAD Council of Ministers in the communiqué on South Sudan: (1) (...)

Terrorism Tops African Summit Agenda: Lip service or strategic move? 2016-02-07 04:56:59 By Trayo A. Ali In Africa, terrorism is not only strategic threat to continent political security and destabilization, but more importantly it also constitutes fundamental challenge and eminent (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Civil society group decries delay of S. Sudan transitional gov’t 2016-01-29 18:08:53 South Sudan Civil Society Alliance Date: 29.1.2016 For the immediate Release Press Release Following the passing of deadline of the formation of Transitional Government of National Unity in the (...)

Africa: Strengthen steps to end child marriage 2015-12-14 08:04:41 December 10, 2015 African governments should coordinate action to improve laws, education, health care, and public awareness to end the scourge of child marriage, Human Rights Watch said today (...)

Professor Akolda, it is too early for you to go 2015-12-06 06:36:15 I learnt from social media of the untimely departure of Professor Akolda Maan Tier on the 30th Nov 2015, whom I knew and admired, as one of the great, committed sons of both Sudans, who dedicated (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.