Philippine court jails Abu Sayyaf members

A Philippine court has sentenced 14 members of the Abu Sayyaf group to life in prison for a high-profile mass kidnapping in 2001 in which five people died.

Philippine court jails Abu Sayyaf members

The 14 men were found guilty of kidnapping for ransom an American missionary couple and 18 others from a Philippine beach resort in May 2001.

The hostages were held for more than a year on Basilan island in the mainly-Muslim south of the Philippines.

The kidnappers beheaded American hostage Guillermo Sobero, while US missionary Martin Burnham and three other hostages were killed when troops mounted a rescue attempt in June 2002.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Aralık 2007, 18:22
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