Update (15) COURT TRIAL OF NISS/SUDAN AGAINST PASTORS AND THE ACTIVIST

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Update (15) COURT TRIAL OF NISS/SUDAN AGAINST PASTORS AND THE ACTIVIST

Category : 2017 , Statement

The twenty first (21st) court session was conducted on 29th January 2017 before Justice Dr. Osama M. Abdalla at Khartoum Centre court and all parties were present. During this session, activists, media and the general public turned up in big numbers and the judge delivered his verdict.

Summary of the twenty first court session

On 29th January 2017, the twenty first court session started at 12:30 pm. The main activity was the judge to deliver his verdict/ judgment regarding this case. The three defendants were found guilty according to the court:

  1. First Defendant: Peter Jasek
Law

Article

Punishment/Sentence

Criminal Act 1991

53

Life in prison

57

One Year

64

One Year

66

One Year

Humanitarian Act 2006

23 read with 8

Six Months

Passport  & Immigration Law 1994

30

Six Months

Note: The sentence goes sequentially in case life imprison is challenged. The judge also ordered for the confiscation of exhibits. 

 

  1. The Second Defendant: Pastor/ Hassan Abduelraheem Kodi
Law

Article

Sentence

Criminal Act 1991

26 read with 53

Ten (10) years

64

One (1) year

66

One (1) Year

Note: The sentence goes sequentially

 

  1. The Third Defendant: activist/ Abduelmoneim Abdalmwlla
Law

Article

Charge

Criminal Act 1991

26 read with 53

Ten (10) years

64

One (1) year

66

One (1) Year

Note: The sentence goes sequentially. The exhibits were also confiscated.

Notes;

  1. The life imprison in Sudan law is twenty years.
  2. The mentioned articles are shown below:
  3. Criminal Act (1991)
  • Article (26): Assisting (Accomplice)
  • Article (53): Espionage against the country
  • Article (57): Entering and photographing military areas and works
  • Article (64): Provoking hatred against or amongst sects
  • Article (66): Publication of false news
  1. Passports and Immigration Law
  • Article (30/1): penetration/ crept to Sudan
  1. Organizing the Voluntary and Humanitarian Activity Act
  • Article (8): Registration of NGOs and charity corporations.
  • Article (23): running activities for charity organization without license.

Recommendation

HUDO Centre recommends that there should be an appeal to this court ruling in the Appeal Court. Also, the NISS Act should be challenged in the constitutional court of Sudan.

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