Search

 

Cablegate: Embassy Khartoum

R 150745Z NOV 89
FM AMEMBASSY KHARTOUM
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 0155

UNCLAS KHARTOUM 12543

S/CT FOR WHARTON

E.O. 12356: N/A
TAGS: PTER SU
SUBJ: SUDAN: 1989 ANNUAL TERRORISM REPORT

REFS: A) STATE 363024, B) KHARTOUM 11147, C) KHARTOUM 10671

1. THE 1989 ANNUAL TERRORIST REPORT FOR SUDAN IS AS
FOLLOWS.

2. THE APPEAL PROCEDURE CONTINUED IN 1989 FOR THE FIVE
DEFENDANTS SENTENCED TO HANG FOR THE MAY 15, 1988,
BOMBINGS AT THE ACROPOLE HOTEL AND THE SUDAN CLUB, WHICH
TOOK SEVEN LIVES. ON SEPTEMBER 25, SUDAN'S DEPUTY CHIEF
JUSTICE ABDUL MONFIM AL NAHAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE CHARGE
IN THE CASE WOULD BE CHANGED FROM SECTION 252 OF SUDAN'S
PENAL CODE TO SECTION 251 (REF C). THIS CHANGE COULD
PERMIT THE DEFENDANTS TO ESCAPE THE DEATH PENALTY IF THE
VICTIMS' KIN ACCEPTED COMPENSATION (DIA) FROM THE GUILTY
PARTIES. IN OCTOBER THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE
KIN OF THE VICTIMS (FIVE BRITISH AND TWO SUDANESE) WOULD
BE ASKED TO INDICATE BEFORE JANUARY 3, 1990, WHETHER THEY
WOULD PARDON THE MURDERERS, WITH OR WITHOUT COMPENSATION
(REF B). IF THE KIN DID NOT RESPOND OR REFUSED PARDON,
THE COURT WOULD ORDER THE EXECUTIONS.

3. THE PLO MAINTAINS A CAMP NEAR SUDAN'S RED SEA COAST
FOR FIGHTERS EVACUATED FROM LEBANON IN 1982. IN 1989
THIS CAMP MAINTAINED ITS PREVIOUS LEVELS OF SIZE AND
ACTIVITY. THE GOVERNMENT OBSERVES ACTIVITY AT THE CAMP
CLOSELY.

4. THE GOVERNMENT MADE NO PUBLIC STATEMENTS IN 1989 IN
SUPPORT OF A TERRORIST-SUPPORTING COUNTRY ON A TERRORIST
ISSUE.

CHEEK

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Ramzy Baroud: Year in Review Will 2018 Usher in a New Palestinian Strategy

2017 will be remembered as the year that the so-called ‘peace process’, at least in its American formulation, has ended. And with its demise, a political framework that has served as the foundation for US foreign policy in the Middle East has also collapsed. More>>

ALSO:


North Korea: NZ Denounces Missile Test

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has denounced North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test. The test, which took place this morning, is North Korea’s third test flight of an inter-continental ballistic missile. More>>

ALSO:

Campbell On: the US demonising of Iran

Satan may not exist, but the Evil One has always been a handy tool for priests and politicians alike.

Currently, Iran is the latest bogey conjured up by Washington to (a) justify its foreign policy interventions and (b) distract attention from its foreign policy failures.

Once upon a time, the Soviet Union was the nightmare threat for the entire Cold War era – and since then the US has cast the Taliban, al Qaeda, and Islamic State in the same demonic role. Iran is now the latest example…More


Catalan Independence:
Pro-independence parties appear to have a narrow majority. More>>