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Sudan Court Frees Man Found Guilty Of killing US Diplomat, John Granville



Sudan Court Frees Man Found Guilty Of killing US Diplomat, John Granville

A Sudanese man facing the death penalty in connection to the killing of an American diplomat in 2008 has been released, his brother told Reuters on Monday.

Abdelraouf Abuzeid, who was found guilty for the killing of US diplomat John Granville, was released by the country’s high court two years after a settlement was reached between the Sudanese government and Granville’s family, his brother said.

The US state department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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On January 1 2008, Granville was attacked by gunmen while being driven home from a New Year’s Eve party at the British Embassy in Khartoum.

According to Sudanese officials, Granville was ambushed by two gunmen who stopped their car in front of his. His driver, Abdel Rahman Abbas, was killed immediately.

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Another gunman shot Granville in the neck and chest. He died a few hours later, after being taken to a hospital.

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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