Court in Sudan has given 29 intelligence agents for killing a teacher in imprisonment during protests.
Protests are carious out against Sudan’s long-time leader Omar al-Bashir earlier this year.
Another four officers were also given three-year imprisonment by the court in Sudan. Seven were found innocent in the landmark ruling, which makes the path for the democratic transition in the North African nation.
Judge Sadok Abdelrahman said that the defendants were found guilty of lethal abuse against Ahmed al-Kheir. The verdict was given yesterday.
The intelligence operatives have arrested a teacher in Sudan’s eastern province of Kassala. They beat and brutally tortured the teacher to death.
Several people were seen cheering and rallying outside the Omdurman court, holding pictures of al-Kheir as well.
The Sudanese Professional Association, Umbrella group of unions that was leading the protest, welcomed the verdict.
It should be remembered that Al-Kheir was arrested on January 31st. he was reported dead after two days.
Police had denied any crime. However, his family reported that the dead body was covered in bruises when it was taken to a local hospital.
Protests were arranged for 16 weeks against the al-Bashir rule.
Given that protests were arranged in December 2018 initially against increasing prices of bread. However, it soon called for Al-Bashir to step down.
The president was overthrown in April by the military. However, the protests were still carried out, ending in compromise and formation of a joint military-civilian transitional council in August.
According to rights group Amnesty International, at least 177 people were assassinated during the protests. However, a doctors’ committee close to the protest movement put the number at 250.