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Three militiamen sentenced to amputation by Darfur court

August 17 - 2016 NYALA
Members of the Border Guards militia (militaryedge.org)
Members of the Border Guards militia (militaryedge.org)

Three members of the Border Guards militia have been sentenced to have their hands cut off for highway robbery, banditry and criminal activity in Darfur.

The Special Court for Darfur Crimes in Nyala, capital of South Darfur, headed by Judge Mohammed Moataz, issued the amputation sentence, as well as hefty fines on Monday against the three convicts.

As members of the Border Guards militia, at Dumma area in South Darfur in late 2015, the men committed highway robbery against a company that was carrying loads for Unamid from Nyala to Khartoum.

In its ruling, the court also ordered all three convicts to pay the amount of $217,000 compensation to the transport company.


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