US blacklists Sudanese man who killed US diplomat

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is slapping terrorism sanctions on a Sudanese man convicted of killing a U.S. diplomat in Sudan five years ago.

The State Department and Treasury announced Wednesday that Mohamed Hamza has been placed on a blacklist of global terrorists. The designation freezes any assets he may have in U.S. jurisdictions and bars Americans from sending him money or doing business with him.

Hamza was one of four men convicted of murdering U.S. diplomat John Granville in Khartoum on New Year's Day 2008. All four escaped, but Hamza was recaptured and is currently in prison. A third convict was killed but the two others are still at-large. The State Department has offered rewards of up to $5 million for information leading to their arrests.

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