29 intelligent agents have been sentenced to death for killing a protester in Sudan.
The 29 intelligence agents were condemned by a Sudanese court on Monday. The judgement was due to the death of a teacher in detention during a protest against Omar al-Bashir.
Omar Al-Bashir is the Sudanese longtime former leader. The protest took place earlier this year 2019.
However, the Intelligence Agents were found guilty of deadly abuse against detained teacher Ahmed al-Kheir in February. Al-kheir was one of the protester against Omar Al Bashir.
Judge Sadok Abdelrahman passed the judgement after finding the 29 officers guilty.
It was learnt that the teacher was beaten and tortured to death. This came after he was arrested in late January by intelligence operatives in Sudan’s eastern province of Kassala, the judge said.
Nevertheless, four other officers were sentenced to three years in prison. While seven were acquitted in the landmark ruling.
Thus has however, pave way for democratic transition in the North African nation.
Al-Kheir’s family stated that security officials initially claimed he had died of poisoning.
But days later a state investigation found he had died of severe injuries from beating.
Outside the Omdurman court where the verdict was delivered, hundreds of people were gathered.
Some waved national flags while others held pictures of Al-Kheir.
As soon as the judgment was passed, the crowd were shouting and jubiliating with joy.