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Sudanese pastor imprisoned for espionage pardoned and freed

Madeleine Davies

by Madeleine Davies

Posted: 19 May 2017 @ 12:04

TWO Sudanese men, who were serving 12-year sentences for espionage, received a presidential pardon, and were released, last week.

The Revd Hassan Abduraheem, and an activist, Abdulmonem Abdumawla, were convicted in January of “inciting hatred between sects”, and “propagating false news”. The two men were detained in December 2015, after raising money to help pay the medical costs of a young Darfuri man who was injured during a demonstration at the Al-Quran el Karim University, in ...

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