A Sudanese court has sentenced six members of a paramilitary group to death for killing protesters during the 2019 demonstrations over fuel and food shortages.
The shooting of the six protesters, who included four schoolchildren, sparked days over violent protests across Sudan.
Issuing the sentence, Judge Ahmed Hassan al-Rahma said the six members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) used unnecessary and excessive force during the July 2019 protests.
The six are sentenced to be hanged, but under Sudanese law they can appeal.
Another RSF member was referred to a juvenile court as he was below 18 at the time of the demonstrations.
One of the accused was acquitted.
- Paa Kwesi Schandorf: 5 things Otto Addo must fix after our game with South Korea
- Ashanti NSS boss insults nurse for correcting his daughter’s wrong medical prescription
- MTN Ghana to deactivate over 5.7 million subscribers SIM cards
- Government still wasteful but imposes austerity on Ghanaians – Joe Jackson
- Fire destroys shops at Kantamanto market
- That is not my style – Ashanti Regional NSS boss apologises for insulting nurses
- Fentuo Tahiru Fentuo: The day Kudus shone, in Jordan’s shadow
- Ex-Black Stars midfielder Sulley Muntari retires, age 38
- ‘Mr and Mrs Adeleke’: Fans gush over photos of Chioma with Davido and her in-laws during 1st public appearance
- World Bank concerned about Ghana becoming more reliant on natural resource extraction
- 2022 World Cup: Koulibaly powers Senegal to last 16 after win over Ecuador
- NSS summons Ashanti boss for investigation
- Play Soccer Ghana commemorates Global Peace Games 2022
- State Prosecutors call Manasseh Azure Awuni as first witness in trial of former PPA boss
- Why NGOs should embrace digitisation of payments and collections
- Amassing wealth as a politician is wickedness – Executive Director of CNIR
- Qatar 2022: You risk going to jail if you resell match tickets – Sports Minister warns Ghana supporters
- Kantamanto market fire: we need stakeholder engagement to provide affordable microinsurance – Insurance Brokers Association
- South Sudan urged to prosecute top officials linked to rape
- Sack Ashanti Region NSS boss; he is unfit to be director in public service – GRNMA tells government
- Cardinal Baawobr was a champion for the poor – Wa Catholic Diocese
- Removal of e-levy threshold inappropriate – IEA
- NHIS records highest active membership in Northern Region
- 2023 Budget debate must not proceed until Finance Minister is present – Dr Forson
- Kantamanto Market: Heartbreak as fire consumes goods, stalls