Khartoum, Sudan – More than 29 years after her son was executed by the Sudanese military, Hanim Hassan, a frail woman in her early 70s, started once again accepting condolences for his death. 

“I feel much better accepting condolences with Bashir gone,” Hanim said, holding a rosary in her hand and going through the beads. “But I want him to be held accountable for what he has done. My son is a martyr, I want retribution for my son.” 

Her son, Majdi Mahjoub, was 32 when he was accused of being a currency dealer by the Salvation Government, the name of the government that came to power six months earlier in a coup led by Omar al-Bashir. His mother said he was ambushed by a group of men

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