12 sentenced to death for Darfur rebel attack

A Sudanese anti-terrorist court has sentenced 12 people to death for their role in a Darfur rebel assault on the capital three months ago. Defense Lawyer Adam Bakr Hassab says four were acquitted and another four sent to juvenile court. Those sentenced were convicted of terrorizing civilians and waging war against the state. Wednesday's ruling brings to 50 the number of people sentenced to death for their role in the attack by the Justice and Equality Movement rebels. Some 200 were killed in the attack. Special courts were then set up, but rights groups called them a "sham."