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Ugandan court jails 5 for life over 2010 terror attacks

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Ugandan court jails 5 for life over 2010 terror attacks
A Ugandan court has sentenced five suspects to life in prison for their involvement in the 2010 terrorism attacks in the capital city of Kampala which claimed the lives of at least 74 people.
Those sentenced include Isa Ahmed Luyima, the mastermind of the attacks claimed by militant Islamist group, al-Shabab and two others also found guilty of terrorism were given 50 years in jail.
Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo while handing down the sentences said he did not believe that the death sentence would act as a deterrent in a guilty verdict thought to be the first convictions of al-Shabab suspects outside Somalia.
Five other men also standing trial were acquitted of terror and murder charges and another man was convicted of a lesser accessory charge.

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