“Four Sudan Islamists to hang for US diplomat murder”
(AFP) 12 hours ago
SNIPPET: “KHARTOUM A Sudanese court sentenced four Islamists to death for a second time on Monday for the murder of a US diplomat and his driver in Khartoum last year.
The sentencing came after the mother of John Granville, who worked with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and the wife of driver Abdel Rahman Abbas both demanded the men be executed.
Granville and Abbas were returning from a New Year’s celebration in 2008 when the gunmen opened fire on their car, riddling them both with bullets.
“The murder of a person is as illegal from the point of view of shariah (Islamic law) as it is in Sudanese criminal law,” the judge, Said Ahmed al-Badri, said when announcing the sentence.”
SNIPPET: “One of the defendants, Mohammed Osman Yusef, shouted after sentencing: “You cannot killed a Muslim because he killed a Christian.”
Dressed in a traditional white robe, the bearded Yusef, a former military officer...”
BBC NEWS: "KILLERS OF U.S. AID WORKER ESCAPE SUDAN JAIL" (SNIPPET: "A police spokesman said the men had managed to get out through the jail's drainage system. The aid worker, John Granville, who worked for the US Agency for International Development, was shot dead in Khartoum two years ago.") (Page last updated June 11, 2010, 14:55 UK)