Tunisia Sentences 16 to Death Over 2016 Terror Attacks

A Tunisian court sentenced 16 people to death in the first judgments against militants involved in 2016 attacks near the Libyan border that left scores dead, media reported Saturday.

A total of 96 people stand accused in the trial relating to the March 2016 events that saw the town of Ben Guerdane become the stage of a bloody battle as members of the Islamic State group’s Libya branch staged a series of deadly attacks.

The court specialised in terrorism offences handed 16 of the defendants Tunisia’s toughest sentence, though the country has imposed a moratorium on capital punishment since 1991.

The remaining defendants were handed sentences ranging from four years to life in prison, though a small but unspecified number of defendants were acquitted, the reports said.

Your Friends Also Read:  Insurgents Kill 30 in Northern Burkina Faso

The prosecution said it would appeal.

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from News Central TV.

Contact: digital@newscentral.ng


Leave a Reply

Previous Article
Massive Fuel Price Increase Set For Wednesday (News Central TV)

Rwandan Government Increases Fuel Prices

Next Article

Egypt Rejects ACEA’s Low-Quality Fuel Allegations

Related Posts
Powered by Live Score & Live Score App