24 Sep '17, 4pm

Updated #AFP story on Sudanese student Asim Omer

Updated #AFP story on Sudanese student Asim Omer

A court in Sudan on Sunday sentenced a university student to death after convicting him of killing a policeman during protests in the capital last year, a defence lawyer said. Asim Omer, who was studying at Khartoum University, was arrested in December 2016 and charged with killing the policeman after hundreds of students clashed with security forces at the campus on the banks of the Blue Nile in April of that year. Last month, the court found Omer guilty, and on Sunday sentenced him to be hanged. "The judge sentenced Asim Omer to be hanged to death after finding him guilty of killing a policeman," defence lawyer Mohamed Arabi told AFP, adding that he would appeal. After sentencing, during which AFP was unable to gain access to the courtroom, police fired tear gas to disperse a protest by students gathered outside the court. The protests relocated to areas in and around Kh...

Full article: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/sudan-student-sentenced-death-k...

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