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TUNISIA: 7 suspects bag life sentences over 2015 museum & hotel massacres

TUNISIA: 7 suspects bag life sentences over 2015 museum & hotel massacres

A court in Tunisia has sentenced seven suspects indicted for their involvement in two deadly attacks in 2015.

Reports say other defendants involved in both attacks, one on a museum in Tunis and the other on a hotel in a Mediterranean resort received jail sentences ranging from 16 years to six months.

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Court spokesman Soufiane Sliti said in all, 51 suspects stood trial, of whom 27 were acquitted, in hearings that lasted 18 months.

Recall that the attack on Bardo National Museum left 21 people dead, while 38 were killed in the beach resort of Sousse, some 150 kilometers (90 miles) south of the capital in assaults claimed by the Islamic State.

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