Wednesday, June 24, 2009

From the BBC...

Sudan to execute diplomat killers

John Granville
John Granville was killed while driving home on New Year's Day

Four men in Sudan have been sentenced to death for the killing of a US diplomat and his driver last year.

John Granville and driver Abdel Rahman Abbas died after gunmen opened fire on their car early on New Year's Day.

"We sentence the first four defendants to death by hanging," Reuters news agency quoted Judge Sayed Ahmed al-Badri as saying.

Earlier, the US embassy in Khartoum urged its citizens to keep a low profile if there was a guilty verdict.

A fifth man, who had provided the men with the weapon but did not participate in the murder, was sentenced to two years in prison at the court in the capital, Khartoum.

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