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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 10:58 AM

Seven jihadis get life sentences for 2015 Tunisia attacks

Source: Deutsche Welle

Date 09.02.2019

A Tunisian court has sentenced seven jihadis to life in prison for attacks at a museum and beach in 2015 that killed 60 people, including dozens of tourists, prosecutors said Saturday

Dozens of defendants faced two separate trials over the closely linked shootings, which occurred just months apart in the capital, Tunis, and Sousse, but many were acquitted.

Three were given life sentences for homicide over the first attack in March 2015 at the capital's Bardo Museum, in which two gunmen killed 21 foreign tourists and a Tunisian security guard.

Four French nationals, four Italians, three Japanese and two Spaniards were among those killed in the Bardo attack before the two gunmen were shot dead.


Read more: https://www.dw.com/en/seven-jihadis-get-life-sentences-for-2015-tunisia-attacks/a-47438948

Source: BBC

Tunisia attacks: Militants jailed over 2015 terror

31 minutes ago

Seven jihadists have been sentenced to life in prison in Tunisia over attacks at a museum and a beach resort in 2015.

Sixty people, mostly tourists, died in the two attacks and many were wounded.

Some of the many defendants received lesser sentences and 27 were acquitted. Prosecutors plan to appeal.

The first attack, at the Bardo Museum in Tunis in March 2015 killed 22. Three months later, 38 tourists, most of them British, were shot dead at Port El Kantaoui, near Sousse.


Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47183027

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