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Sudan’s State Security Court sentenced a former leading official, Omar Tayeb, to life in prison and fined him more than $6 million for allegedly helping thousands of Ethiopian Jews pass through Sudan to Israel in 1984 and 1985. Prosecutors charged that Tayeb, a first vice president in the government of deposed President Jaafar Numeiri, conspired with the CIA, the U.S. Air Force and others to fly the Jews out of Sudanese drought-relief camps.


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