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Sudan Sentences 22 More Darfur Rebels to Death

Two Sudanese courts have issued death sentences to 22 alleged members of a Darfur rebel group that attacked the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, in May.

A court Thursday sentenced 10 alleged members of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) to death by hanging. Three others were transferred to a juvenile tribunal.

A second court condemned 12 men to death, also by hanging. The defendants have one week to make an appeal.

The two court rulings raise the number of people convicted and sentenced to death in connection with the May 10 attack to 30.

Another court gave death sentences to eight convicts on Tuesday.

Sudan set up four special courts to try dozens of suspects rounded up after the attack on Khartoum and its twin city Omdurman. More than 200 people were killed in the rebel group's first ever attack on the capital.

The JEM says the special courts are illegal.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.