Sudan court sentences eight to death for May 10 attack on capital

A Sudanese anti-terrorist court convicted and sentenced to death by hanging two senior members of a Darfur rebel group and six others for their role in an attack on the capital three months ago. Defense lawyer Kamal al-Jazouli said the eight convicted include Abdel Aziz Ushar, a senior commander in the Justice and Equality movement and half-brother of the group's leader. The charges include waging war against the state and the illicit use of weapons. Al-Jazouli said he will appeal within a week. Sunday's ruling brings to 38 the number of people sentenced to death for their role in the May 10 attack by Darfur rebels on Khartoum. Hundreds of Darfurians were arrested after the attack which left 200 people dead.