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By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 15th, 2013
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Addis Ababa – An Ethiopian court handed down heavy jail terms to 10 people convicted of having links to al-Qaeda, a judge said on Tuesday. The sentences ranged from three years to 20 years, and several of the convicted also face stiff fines. Judge Bahiru Darecha said the heavy sentences were ju...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Feb 17th, 2012
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Detroit – The family of a Nigerian man sentenced to life in prison for trying to destroy an international jetliner says the case brought them “tremendous shock”. Nine members of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s family travelled to Detroit but did not attend Thursday’s hearing...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 15th, 2011
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Norfolk – A former Somali police officer has been sentenced to life in prison for his role as a leader in the hijacking of a yacht that left all four Americans on board dead. Mohamud Hirs Issa Ali was sentenced in US court in Norfolk on Thursday, where he apologised for his actions. He is [&hel...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Oct 3rd, 2011
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A U.S. judge has sentenced a Somali man to life in prison for his role in the hijacking of a yacht that left all four Americans on board dead. Muhidin Salad Omar is the third of 11 men to be sentenced who have pleaded guilty to piracy in the case. The owners of the SV […]...
By benim
In East Africa
Aug 23rd, 2011
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Two Somali men were sentenced to life in prison today for their roles in the hijacking of a yacht off the coast of Africa that left all four Americans on board dead. Ali Abdi Mohamed, 30, and Burhan Abdirahman Yusuf, 31, were sentenced in federal court in Norfolk, Virginia. They had pleaded guilty to...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Mar 29th, 2011
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Arusha – The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on Tuesday handed down a life sentence to a former women’s ministry official found guilty of taking part in the 1994 genocide and of extermination. Presiding judge Khalida Rachid Khan said: ”The chamber sentences Jean-Baptiste ...
By benim
In East Africa
Mar 14th, 2011
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Five Somali men convicted of piracy for attacking a U.S. Navy ship off Africa’s coast have been sentenced to life in prison. The men were also sentenced Monday to serve an additional 80 years in prison on other charges related to the attack on the USS Nicholas. Defence lawyers had argued the me...
By benim
In Uncategorized
Mar 5th, 2011
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Shareef Abdelhaleem, a member of the so-called Toronto 18 who was convicted of participating in a bomb plot, was sentenced Friday to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years. Ontario Superior Court Justice Fletcher Dawson said Abdelhaleem didn’t show remorse for his role in a plan t...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Mar 2nd, 2011
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Johannesburg – A police constable received a 12-year prison sentence after he was found guilty of murder by the Reitz Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, the Independent Complaints Directorate said. ICD spokesperson Moses Dlamini said Constable Jappie Tshabalala’s case was taken over b...
By benim
In East Africa
Feb 2nd, 2011
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A Kuwaiti policeman dragged an Ethiopian woman from among other inmates at a prison in the Gulf emirate and raped her in front of them, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The police man entered Nozha prison in Kuwait City and forced the Ethiopian woman out of the packed cell, where she has been detained a...