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Sudan lawyers file appeals against Emergency Court verdicts

March 6 - 2019 KHARTOUM

The Democratic Lawyers Alliance announced that they filed two appeals against the decisions of the Emergency Court of El Imtidad in Khartoum against protesters sentenced to five years’ imprisonment and the protesters sentenced to three years’ imprisonment.

They pointed out that the sentences in appeal had already been issued by Judge Abdallah Abdelbagi, the judge of the El Imtidad Emergency Court.

The alliance of lawyers said that yesterday El Kalakla Emergency Court dismissed the charge against six protesters and released them immediately, while three demonstrators were sentenced to one-month imprisonment for each.

The Emergency Court of Khartoum North (Bahri) dismissed the charge against a demonstrator for insufficient evidence and immediately release him.

The Criminal Court of Rabak in the White Nile State dismissed the charge against nine demonstrators while the court sentenced a demonstrator to a fine of SDG 1,000 ($20*.)

Emergency Courts

Emergency Courts have been established to deal with cases related to the State of Emergency proclaimed in Sudan

The Democratic Lawyers Alliance reported on Friday that the Sudanese authorities have transferred 870 people to Emergency Courts in Khartoum, Omdurman, and Khartoum North, on charges of participating in demonstrations.

The alliance reported that 400 people have been referred to the Emergency Court in Omdurman, 70 to Emergency Courts in Khartoum North and 400 to the Emergency Courts in Khartoum.

As effective foreign exchange rates can vary widely in Sudan, Radio Dabanga bases all SDG currency conversions on the Market Makers Mechanism-determined daily US Dollar rate quoted by the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS).

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