Home | News    Saturday 28 November 2015

SLM-Minnawi warns Khartoum against carrying out death sentences in its members

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

November 27, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The head of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM -MM) Mini Minnawi denounced the death penalty handed yesterday to 18 of its members and warned Khartoum against carrying it out.

JPEG - 15.7 kb
Two Sudanese members of a Darfur rebel group attend their trial session in the city of Omdurman, Sudan Aug. 20, 2008 (Photo AFP)

The defendants were arrested following the capture of Ba’ashim area, north-west of Mellit in North Darfur last March by the Sudanese army and militiamen of the Rapid Security Forces (RSF).

The defendants faced charges of undermining the constitutional system, stir up war against the state, using heavy weapons, looting and destroying the citizens’ properties and threatening local peace security.

Minnawi said in a statement today that the verdicts "do not respect the rules of justice and international law for the protection of prisoners of war under the Geneva Convention".

He called on all political forces, civil society and humanitarian organizations, local, regional and international to launch a campaign to save their lives.

Minnawi described this as a political trial "intended to humiliate the Sudanese people and avenge for the defeats received by the regime at the hands of our forces".

The rebel chief recalled that they released scores of Sudanese army POW’s with the remaining ones receiving good treatment.

It is to be noted that the Darfur Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and SLM-MM called during their recent negotiations with the Sudanese government to release its detained members but the government swiftly rejected this demand.

(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


South Sudan’s universities should explore other revenues 2019-03-17 20:33:06 By Ukongo Benson Athia Of recent, it transpired that the five public universities dons have advanced their cause to increase the tuition fees for the students. I have seen such complaints of (...)

Pressure from the people in Sudan 2019-03-17 10:55:35 The longer genuine political and economic reform is delayed in Sudan, the greater the risk of wider instability and deepening economic crisis. By Rosalind Marsden President Omar al-Bashir, who (...)

Sudan’s al-Bashir burnt the boats before crossing 2019-03-11 06:19:03 By Mahmoud a. Suleiman Second Military Coup D’état of Omer Bashir will Not Protect him from his inevitable fate at the hands of the uprising Sudanese people The angry uprising men, women and (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudan Protests: Investigate the custodial death of three University students 2019-03-13 12:53:14 The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) Sudan Protests: Urgent call for investigations into the custodial death of three University students and alleged torture of detainees by (...)

The Alliance for Restoration of Sudanese Workers Trade Unions Joins the Declaration of Freedom and Change 2019-03-10 21:16:50 PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 10 th March 2019 The Alliance for Restoration of Sudanese Workers Trade Unions announced on Sunday 10th March that it was joining the revolutionary forces (...)

Ethnic Murle politicians say enough to cattle raiding 2018-12-28 09:32:00 December 27, 2018 (JUBA) - Murle political leaders in Buma state have vowed to end the practice of cattle raiding and child abduction by individuals in the community. Jodi Jonglei, who is also (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.