Sudan jails 7 state security agents over coup plot

A special court in Sudan on Thursday jailed seven members of the powerful state security service for up to eight years over a coup attempt last year, the service said.


Their conviction follows the sentencing earlier this month of several army officers, who were jailed for the same plot but then walked free under a presidential amnesty. Analysts say the case reflects a political struggle within the 24-year regime of President Omar al-Bashir, who himself took power in a coup. (AFP)