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Boko Haram convicts ‘jailed for eight years’

About 20 people have so been found guilty in Nigeria for involvement with the Islamist militant Boko Haram group at closed-door trials taking place at a military facility in Kainji in north-central Niger state, a source has told the BBC.

They have been sentenced to between five and eight years in prison.

The trials started on Monday.

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More than 1,600 Boko Haram suspects are to be tried in the coming weeks with a further 5,000 people after that.

Earlier today, Amnesty International said the secretive proceedings were denying the suspects the right to a fair court process.

 

Source: BBC

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