Sudan: 17 hurt, 12 arrested in pro-Saddam rally

Sudanese authorities have arrested a dozen pro-Saddam Hussein supporters who demonstrated against the ousted Iraqi leader's execution, a member of the Baath Party in this capital said Thursday. Seventeen others were injured, including the party's Secretary-General Osman Abu Rass who was "severely beaten up by police using batons and sticks," said Mohamed Dhyaa said. Those arrested are scheduled to stand trial later Thursday, he said. "Those who had been released on bail yesterday are to stand trial now in such a hasty manner without our knowing the charges, which they say are related to spurring unrest and chaos," Dhyaa said.