COURT TRIAL OF AL SANADRA CASE – Update (14)

HUDO Centre
5th March 2018
Update (14)
COURT TRIAL OF AL-SANADRA CASE

The court session was held on 28th February 2018 at Khartoum North court before Justice/ Abdeen Hamid Dhahi. Apart from the prosecutor, all parties were present. The next court session is scheduled for 7th March 2018.
Summary of the court session
The session started by 11:00 AM (Sudan local time) and the judge continued with questioning the defendants.
The summary below is the defendants’ response:
The 6th Defendant: Bardab Mohammed Abakar
              · I’m a resident of Almowaileh North Al-Abbasiya town.
              · I’m a member (Mujahid) of PDF and I was armed with a personal weapon (AK-47 gun).
              · On Friday 2 nd September 2016, I was at my house with other people up to midday.
              · I do not have a motorbike and I was not among Al-Sanadra’s attackers.
              · I do not know and never saw witnesses; Hassan Alzaibaq and Mohamed Elfaki, the only person  that I know in Al-Sanadra is the Sheikh/ Mayor Babikir.

The 7th Defendant: Osman Mohammed Osman
              · I’m a resident of Al-Mowaileh North Al-Abbasiya town.
              · I’m a member of PDF, I was not armed and I do not have a motorbike.
              · I was not among those who attacked Al-Sanadra and I do not even know where Al-Sanadra is.
              · On Friday 2nd Sept. 2016, I was at Bardab’s house with other people.
              · I know defendants; Bardab Mohammed, Ahmed Al-Tayeb , Alhadi Abdelrahman, Ahmed Abdelgadir, Alzaki Saleh Alzaki, Hamid Almanzol, Abakar Fadelmowla, Saleh Ibrahim, Mohmmed Nasreldin, Ahmed Jazim and Al-sadiq Mohammed
              · I do not know witnesses Hassan Alzaibaq and Mohamed Elfaki

The 8th Defendant: Alhadi Abdelrahman Ibrahim Almahdi
              · I’m a resident of Al-Abbasiya town.
              · I’m a member (Mujahid) of PDF and I was armed with AK 47 gun. My nickname is Lekaileek.
              · On Friday 2nd Sep. 2016, I was at my home with other people.
              · I know two of the defendants Ahmed Jazim and Alzaki Saleh but I never went with them to Hassan’s house (the accusing witness) and I never shot him with three bullets.
              · I do not know witness Hassan Alzaibaq and had never seen him before.

The 9th Defendant: Ahmed Abdelgadir Salah Mohammed
              · I’m a resident of Al-Masan North Al-Abbasiya town.
              · I’m a member (Mujahid) of PDF and I was armed with AK-47 gun.
              · On Friday 2nd Sept 2016, I was at my home with two other people since morning up to 01:00 PM and I was not among the attackers of Al-Sanadra.
              · I know four of the defendants; Hamid Almanzol, Abakar Fadelmowla, Mohmmed Nasreldin and Saleh
              · I do not know witness Nourein Adam Mohammed; I had just seen him at the court.

The 10th Defendant: Alzaki Saleh Alzaki Mohammed
              · I’m a resident of Al-Abbasiya town.
              · I’m a member of PDF, I was armed with AK-47 and my gun is here with court. I do not have a motorbike.
              · On Friday 2nd Sept 2016, I was at my neighbor’s house with other people up to Jummah (lunch time) prayers and I was not among Al-Sanadra’s attackers.
              · I do not know witness Abdelraheem Adam, Elshareif Ahmed, Hassan Alzaibaq or Yousif Adam. I had never seen them before.
              · I did not shoot four bullets to Abdelraheem Adam, I do not know that Elshareif Ahmed was a member of PDF and I did not shoot Mohammed Abdalla (the deceased). The 11th Defendant: Hamid Almanzol Ahmed
              · I’m a resident of Al-Abbasiya town.
              · I’m a member of PDF and I was armed with AK 47 gun which is here with this court.
              · On Friday 2nd Sept 2016, I was invited to the locality meeting by the State MP where I met Ommda Altahir Mansour, Abakar Fadelmowla and others. I was not among Al-Sanadra’s attackers.
              · I do not know witness Emam Abdalla or Adam Senada Ahmed Alaati but I know Ahmed Adam in person and Aljailey Adam by his face.
              · I knew the late/ Abdalla Suliman, he did not talk to me but, I heard about his death later. At the end of this session, the judge adjourned court to 7th March 2018 at 11:00 AM (Sudan local time) for further questioning of the remaining defendants.

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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