Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sudanese diplomat killer Mohannad Osman Yussif Mohammed slain in Somalia: father



update on Sudanese killers of US envoy 'escape from prison'
KHARTOUM (AFP) - One of four Sudanese Islamists who escaped from prison last year after they were sentenced to hang for the murder of a US diplomat was killed while waging "jihad," or holy war, in Somalia, his father said on Saturday.

Mohannad Osman Yussif Mohammed was one of the four Islamists convicted of the New Year's Day killing, in 2008, of US diplomat John Granville, 33, and his driver Abdel Rahman Abbas, 40, who both worked for the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
"Today we were informed that Mohannad was killed in jihad in Somalia. I cannot tell anyone how we got this information," the man's father told reporters at his house in north Khartoum.
"I am calling for the government to release the Islamic youth from prison and also for the court to cancel the decision against Mohannad, because they were answering President Bashir's call when he told them to fight international troops in Darfur," he added.
The four escaped from Kober jail in northern Khartoum in June last year.
The United States said afterwards that it expected Sudan to apprehend the escapees and "ensure that justice is served."
Some of those who came to pay their condolences to the slain convict's family on Saturday congratulated them, shouting "Allahu Akbar!" (God is greatest!)
For a decade after President Omar al-Bashir came to power in an Islamist-backed military coup in 1989, Sudan became a notorious refuge for militant Islamists.
These included Al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US special forces in Pakistan last weekend and who was based in Khartoum between 1991 and 1996, where he ran a thriving construction business and built mujahideen training camps.
The Sudanese government was accused of sponsoring terrorism and remains blacklisted by the US government.
But it insists that it no longer supporters Islamist groups and Washington has promised to remove Khartoum from the list after it allowed January's referendum on southern independence to take place and accepted the results.
Source: AFP

( TF.SF Mogadishu) - One of the four Sudanese men sentenced to death in connection with the assassination of a U.S. diplomat and his driver three years ago in Khartoum has been killed in Somalia, his father revealed on Saturday.The 32-years old Mohanad Osman Yousif Mohamed had managed to escape the maximum-security Kober prison in Khartoum with the other three convicts in mid-2010 and they remained fugitives ever since.But one of the men was reportedly re-arrested along with other men who facilitated the breakout. There was no official confirmation of that however.

They were accused of firing fatal shots on John Granville who worked for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and his Sudanese driver Abdel-Rahman Abbas Rahma on New Years Eve 2008.The men are believed to belong to an Islamic militant group Ansar al-Tawhid, which claimed responsibility for the killing.Granville was the first American to be killed in Sudan since 1973, when two diplomats were slain by Palestinian militants.Mohamed’s father, a former minister in the government, told reporters at his home that the group to which his son belonged to, carried to him the news of his demise but refused to say how this was communicated."Those Mujahedeen [holy fighters] have their own ways to send out [messages] that we cannot we be aware of and we find them to be right in light of the siege imposed on them by their enemies of the Jews and the Christians, and utilizing all their advanced technologies to track their movements to nab them like birds just as they did with al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden a few days ago" he said.
He said that he never lost contact with his son whom he described as a martyr and an Islamist who was loyal to his beliefs.Details of how Mohamed managed to flee to Somalia and the way he was killed there were not disclosed by his family who received mourners at their home in the Sudanese capital some of whom where chanting ’Allahu Akbar’ [God is Great].The father suggested that Mohamed joined an Islamist group in Somalia but said he would not say what he knows because Jews and Christians are launching a "real war" that targets Islam as a religion.

"I am calling for the government to release the Islamic youth from prison and also for the court to cancel the decision against Mohanad, because they were answering President [[Omer Hassan] Al-Bashir->http://www.sudantribune.com/+-Omar-...]’s call when he told them to fight international troops in Darfur," he added.Many observers said they suspected that despite the death sentence handed down by the Sudanese courts, it was some circles within the government who facilitated their escape from the prison. This is the first time in the history of Sudan that a prisoner has succeeded in escaping from Kober prison where political figures are normally held when detained.The U.S. called on Sudan to investigate how the inmates managed to flee.The Sudanese government is anxiously awaiting its removal from the U.S. list of states that sponsor terrorism which was promised to take place as early as next July.For a decade after President Bashir came to power in an Islamist-backed military coup in 1989, Sudan became a notorious refuge for militant Islamists.These included bin Laden, who was killed by US special forces in Pakistan last weekend and who was based in Khartoum between 1991 and 1996, where he ran a thriving construction business and built mujahideen training camps.But in the last ten years Khartoum has stepped up its counter terrorism cooperation with the U.S. and denounced its support for militant groups.


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