Kampala SWC bombings mastermind gets life

2016-05-27 20:17
An armed member of the militant group al-Shabab attends a rally on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. (File, AP)

An armed member of the militant group al-Shabab attends a rally on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. (File, AP)

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Kampala - A Ugandan court on Friday sentenced Isa Ahmed Luyimathe, the convicted mastermind of twin bombings in Kampala that killed 76 people in 2010, to life in prison, along with four accomplices.

Two others received 50-year sentences.

"I do not think that the death penalty would assuage the victims and give closure to the indelible pain that society has suffered," Judge Alfonse Owiny-Dollo said.

The suicide attacks claimed by Somalia's Shebaab extremist group targeted football fans watching the World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain at a restaurant and a rugby club in the Ugandan capital.

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