SUDAN APPROVES DEATH PENALTY FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKERS
January 21, 2014: Sudanâs parliament endorsed a human trafficking act that allows to sentence human traffickers with the death penalty.
According to Sudanâs leading english daily paper, the decision was made after thorough study and deliberations by MPs representing legislation, justice, defense and security, who approved the death sentence act.Â Members of Parliament emphasized the necessity of harsh punishments for human traffickers.
UNHCR said last year that Sudan hosts about half a million of refugees from the Horn of Africa states most of them are from Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia who spread in all Sudanese towns.
Sudanâs Minister of Interior, Babikir Ahmed Digna called for the establishment of specialized institutions to control such crimes. (Sources: capitaleritrea news, 21/01/2014)