The executions of Sudanese rebel leaders Colonel Babakr El Nur and Major Farouk Hamadallah have been officially confirmed following a period of confusion.
The executions of Sudanese rebel leaders Colonel Babakr El Nur and Major Farouk Hamadallah have been officially confirmed following a period of confusion. The two officers, who were in London when the coup took place last week, were returning to Khartoum to take power when they were seized from an aircraft forced to land in Libya. They were taken to Khartoum after the swift counter coup and quickly tried, sentenced and executed. Following their trial they were taken back to a rebel prisoners' camp to await execution, and this film shows them there.
SYNOPSIS: Khartoum -- and a death camp where Sudanese rebels are being held before execution. Since the counter-coup last week which returned President Nimeiry to power after a 48-hour rebel takeover, several of the left-wing rebel leaders have been swiftly tried, convicted and executed -- usually by firing squad. About ten thousand suspected communist sympathisers, meanwhile, have been arrested in a massive security sweep. Must of the country's Communist Party leaders have been sentenced to death, and some already executed.
Among the prisoners in the death camp was Colonel Babakr El Nur, who was named as the country's new leader during the coup. He has since been shot.
His second-in-command, Major Farouk Hamadallah, who was due to be Prime Minister in the new Government, has also been tried, convicted and executed.