Accused lawyer denies death charges against al-Ubayyid protester

The defendant’s lawyer responded to the accusation made by the court in the case’s first session, which was held today, Thursday, with absolute denial.

Al-Ubbayid: Fateh al-Rahman Ahmed Muhammad

The Al-Ubbayid General Criminal Court, headed by Judge El-Sir Mohamed Ahmed, indicted a member of the Sudanese Security and Intelligence Service under Article 130 of the Criminal Code of 1991 related to premeditated murder.

The court considered that the accused caused the death of protester Ahmed Safi al-Din after he was run over by a car belonging to the Security and Intelligence Service on April 7, 2019.

The defendant’s lawyer denied the accusation made, and the court adjourned to another session destined for Thursday, December 30th.

The case refers to the accused allegedly intentionally running over the victim Ahmed Safi al-Din after chasing him in the streets of al-Amir neighborhood in al-Ubbayid city.

The incident occurred on April 7, 2019, during the mass movement that coincided with the December Revolution, which began in December 2018.

The accused was driving – at the time – a car belonging to the Sudanese Security and Intelligence Service.

The al-Ubbayid court had sentenced the accused 6 months in prison and asked for blood money from the killer of Safi el-Din, before converting the case from a traffic accident report to a criminal case.

After deliberating the case, the Supreme National Court decided unanimously that the applicable law in this case is the Sudanese Criminal Code of 1991 and not the Traffic Law of 2010.

The court took its decision to return the case papers to charge the complaint under Article 130 of the Sudanese Criminal Code, which is related to premeditated murder.

Security forces and affiliated with the annihilated regime killed dozens of revolutionaries at the height of the protest movement from December 2018 to April 2019.

And last August, the El-Obeid Court in central Sudan issued a death sentence against 6 members of the Rapid Support Forces, after they were accused of killing school students in what became known as the “al-Ubbayid massacre.”

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