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Amnesty: Darfur prisoner dies of ill-treatment

Amnesty: Darfur prisoner dies of ill-treatment

An international rights group says a prisoner sentenced to death for belonging to a Darfur rebel group died from ill-treatment while in custody in Sudan.
The London-based Amnesty International said Wednesday it holds the Sudanese government responsible for the death of Ahmed Sulman and called for an independent investigation. Government officials were unavailable for comment.
Sulman was accused of taking part in a daring attack by a Darfur rebel group against the capital in May 2008. He was arrested days after the attack and sentenced to death three months later.
Amnesty said Sulman died last week from tuberculosis at a police hospital. His body has shown evidence of torture.
Rebel group spokesman Ahmed Hussein said Sulman was repeatedly denied treatment.


Updated : 2021-04-13 19:05 GMT+08:00