- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 14, 2009

KHARTOUM, SUDAN (AP) - Police have used tear gas to disperse dozens of Sudanese protesting the execution of nine people from the Darfur region who were convicted in the killing of a newspaper editor.

The protesters hurled stones at vehicles in the capital Tuesday.

The Sudan News Agency said the nine convicts were hanged Monday at a prison in the capital.

The rebel Sudan Liberation Movement says those executed were all from the Darfur region, where government forces have been battling rebels for six years.

They were convicted for the 2006 killing of a newspaper editor who became a target of anger over an article deemed blasphemous.



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