WORLD Two accused in 2015 Mali attacks found guilty, sentenced to death

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Two accused in 2015 Mali attacks found guilty, sentenced to death

AFP

07:38, October 29, 2020

This file photo taken on November 24, 2015 shows the Malian flag reading the words "Tribute to the victims of the Radisson Blu, may God welcome you in His infinite mercy" laid on a floral wreath at the entrance the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, as a tribute to the victims four days after the deadly terrorist attack that left 27 people killed. (Photo: AFP)

Two jihadists were found guilty and sentenced to death in Mali on Wednesday for the killing of over two dozen people in attacks targeting foreigners in 2015.

"The court finds you guilty of the facts you are accused of and does not grant you any mitigating circumstances," said the president of the Bamako Criminal Court, Souley Maiga, after two days of hearings. 

After the announcement of the guilty verdict Fawaz Ould Ahmed and his co-defendant, Sadou Chaka, were sentenced to death.

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