HUDO Centre 28th January 2018 Update (11) COURT TRIAL OF AL-SANADRA CASE
The court session was held on 24th January 2018 at Khartoum North court before Justice/ Abdeen Hamid Dhahi. Apart from the prosecutor who was absent, the following were present; the investigator, defendants, the panel of lawyers and the general public. The next court session will be on 31st January 2018. Summary of the court session The only activity in this session was to hear the testimony of the fourteenth (14th) accusing witness by names of;
Babikir Omer Babikir, 45 years old, farmer and a resident of Al-Sanadra. He was cross-examined by the court/judge and lawyers from both panels. In his testimony, Omer Babikir informed court that he was at the scene of the incident (attack) at Al-Sanadra as indicated in the summary below;
§ The attackers came on more than eighty (80) motorbikes.
§ His own twenty-five (25) goats were looted. Four days after the incident, four (4) of the goats were found by police in Tajour village and they were handed back to him.
§ The attackers were shooting from the eastern and northern parts of Al-Sanadra.
§ All the people who were killed or injured were residents of Al-Sanadra. At the end of the session, the judge adjournment court to 31st January 2018 at 11:00 AM.

Recommendations/ Appeals HUDO urges all the concerned, especially:
§ The Sudan court to conduct the trial fairly
§ The activists, defenders and supporters to keep on attending court sessions
§ The diplomatic missions and embassies to observe the court sessions
§ The Sudan and international media to give full coverage for the court

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