Sudan condemned eight Darfur rebels to death on Tuesday in the first sentences by courts formed to try those captured during an unprecedented attack on Khartoum in May, a lawyer said.
The attack by the Darfur rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more. It was the first time a regional insurgency had reached the capital.
"They condemned eight of them to death but one of them was found innocent," said Muez Hadra, a lawyer from a joint defence team formed to help those caught. He was in the court house when the judgment was made.
Three other trials are continuing, including one trying senior JEM commander Abdel Aziz el-Nur Ashr.
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