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Five get life sentence for murder of South Sudanese at Arua Park

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Five people have been handed life imprisonment by the High Court in Kampala for their involvement in the murder of Abdallah and Ibrahim Bakhit, former managers of Juba City Hotel in Arua Park, Kampala Central Division, approximately five years ago. The convicted individuals include …

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Zambian president removes 390 inmates from death row

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema has commuted death sentences for 390 inmates to life imprisonment, a senior government official said Wednesday. The inmates include 379 males and 11 females. Jack Mwiimbu, the minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, said the move follows the abolishment of the …

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Former Burkinabe president Blaise Compaore sentenced to life imprisonment

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | Xinhua | Burkina Faso’s former president Blaise Compaore was sentenced to life imprisonment for the assassination of his predecessor Thomas Sankara in 1987, a military tribunal ruled Wednesday after a trial that started on October 11, 2021. The tribunal also sentenced General Gilbert Diendere and Hyacinthe Kafando, a …

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Driver handed life sentence for murder of Case hospital accountant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Entebbe has sentenced Mawa Muzamiru to life imprisonment for the murder of Francis Ekalungar, the former accountant of Case Hospital. On Wednesday, Justice Yasin Nyanzi convicted four people for the murder of Ekalungar. The convicts are Muzamiru Mawa, Resty Nalunga, Deogratius …

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Parliament enacts law against human sacrifice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has passed the Prevention and Prohibition of Human Sacrifice Bill, 2020, which provides the death penalty or life imprisonment for any person involved in human sacrifice. The Ayivu County MP, Bernard Atiku tabled the private member’s Bill whose object is to provide for the offence …

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Court of Appeal overturns man’s conviction for murder

Court of Appeal has quashed the sentence by High Court Judge Wilson Kwesiga convicting Johnson Adiga over murder citing irregularities Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal in Lira has set free Johnson David Adiga, more than 10 years after he was sentenced to life imprisonment by the High Court …

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