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Nine “insurgents” have been sentenced to 16 years in prison for being involved in armed attacks in Cabo Delgado after being found guilty of crimes including qualified murder and instigating collective disobedience, O País reports today.
The ruling was handed down by the Judicial Court of Cabo Delgado province. Among those convicted are Tanzanian nationals.
Of the 17 defendants indicted in case 68/2018 related to armed attacks in Cabo Delgado, the court convicted nine and acquitted three for insufficient evidence. Five will still go to contradictory instruction, due to problems in the preparatory phase.
This sentencing brings the number of cases related to the armed attacks tried by the Judicial Court of Cabo Delgado province to four.
Nether the prosecution nor the defence commented on the sentencing, but O País learned that among those charged in case 68/2018 was a woman who was allegedly acquitted because she had been arrested solely for being the wife of one of the members of an armed group which murdered some civilians and military personnel in the north of Cabo Delgado about two years ago.
By Hizidine AcháSource: O País