Friday 22 September 2017

Two jailed for World Cup bombing

A Ugandan judge has sentenced two men to jail after they plead guilty to terrorism charges related to bombings that killed 76 people last year.

Judge Owiny Dollo sentenced Ugandan Edris Nsubuga to 25 years in jail on terrorism charges and Rwandan Muhamoud Mugisha to five years for conspiracy to commit terrorism. Both had entered guilty pleas.



Five other suspects had their charges dismissed when the trial began and the other 12 suspects pleaded not guilty. Their trial continues.



The July 2010 bombings targeted people in bars watching the World Cup final on TV.



Somali insurgent group al-Shabab claimed the bombings and said they were in retaliation for Uganda's participation in the African Union's peacekeeping mission in Somalia.







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