Murder of Mabrouk Soltani: Tunis Court of First Instance pronounces five death sentences
09/01/2019 14:36, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - The Criminal Division of the Tunis Court of First Instance specialised in terrorist crimes pronounced, Wednesday at dawn, five death sentences against the accused in the murder of young shepherd Mabrouk Soltani.

Contacted by TAP, spokesman for the Court Sofiène Selliti said that the sentences ranging from 15 to 36 years imprisonment had been issued by the court regarding this case.

Young shepherd Mabrouk Soltani was kidnapped on November 13, 2015, by a terrorist group on Mount Mghilla, and beheaded a few days later.

According to the same source, the death sentences concern Borhène Boulabi, convicted of the murder and four other suspects, currently on the run.

"The verdicts handed down by the court concern 49 defendants, four of whom are in detention," Selliti told TAP, adding that two acquittals had also been rendered in this case.

Selliti pointed out that 36-year prison sentences had been rendered by the court against 41 people involved in the crime.

Of Tunisian and Algerian nationalities, these individuals, still on the run, belong to Katibat "Jond Al-Khilafa, Selliti specified.

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