Gulf News Algeria court sentences two Islamists to death
Algeria court sentences two Islamists to death
They are accused of killing 500 people during civil war
Algiers: Two Islamists accused of killing 500 people during Algeria’s civil war, including the rape and murder of 60 women, were sentenced to death on Sunday, an AFP correspondent said.
The judge sentenced Djilali Kouri, 32, and Antar Ali, 35, to death for “founding and running a terrorist group that killed and spread terror among the population and that murdered hundreds of civilians and soldiers” between 1996 and 2004.
Kouri and Ali admitted having killed members of the security forces in the civil war, but denied raping and killing civilians.
“Kouri has already been sentenced to death for some of the charges against him, but sought acquittal on the other counts,” said Brahim Behloul, the court-appointed lawyer for both accused.