16 February 2017

Sudan: Convicts Airlifted to Sudan Capital From Crowded Darfur Prison

Nyala — The South Darfur Administrator of Prisons has transferred more than 100 convicts to the Sudanese capital of Khartoum to alleviate overcrowding in the prison of the state capital Nyala.

In a statement on Wednesday, a government official said that the prison administration transported 105 inmates to a prison in Khartoum using military aircraft.

He said the Nyala prison houses 900 inmates, but was only designed to accommodate 750 when it was built 50 years ago.

The official said most of those transferred are serving sentences of between 10 and 15 years for drug-related offenses, weapons and ammunition violations. Some of them are also facing the death sentence for murder, armed robbery, and kidnapping.


Teen Bride Who Killed 'Rapist' Husband Appeals Death Sentence

A Sudanese teen sentenced to death after killing her husband as he tried to rape her has appealed the ruling amid… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 Radio Dabanga. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.