Jihadists sentenced to life for deadly 2015 Tunisia attacks

Agence France-Presse
The jihadists are sent to prison for attacks at a museum and on a beach in 2015

MUSEUM BLAST. Seven jihadists are sentenced to life in prison for two attacks in Tunisia in 2015. File photo shows Tunisian security forces securing the area after gunmen attacked the Bardo Museum on March 18, 2015. Photo by Fethi Belaid/AFP

TUNIS, Tunisia – A Tunisian court has sentenced 7 jihadists to life in prison over attacks at a museum and on a beach in 2015 that left dozens of tourists dead, prosecutors said Saturday, February 9. (READ: 17 tourists killed as gunmen attack Tunisia museum)

Two separate trials were held over the closely linked attacks which occurred just months apart in Tunis and Sousse. (READ: ISIS claims deadly Tunisia bus bombing)

The court also handed down jail terms of between 6 and 16 years to some of the defendants, said prosecution spokeswoman Sofiene Sliti. – Rappler.com