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Belgian court sentences 8 for 2016 Brussels twin bombings

  • Eight men involved in the 2016 jihadist bombings in Brussels have been sentenced to prison, with some receiving life sentences. The suicide bombings, claimed by the Islamic State group, killed 32 people and targeted Brussels' main airport and metro system.
  • The highest-profile culprits, including Salah Abdeslam and Mohamed Abrini, were found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Abrini, who decided not to detonate his bomb, received a 30-year jail term. Abdeslam, the sole surviving perpetrator of the 2015 Paris attack, will eventually return to France to serve his sentence.
  • The trial, held under tight security, aimed to provide justice for the victims and hold the attackers accountable. Survivors, relatives, and rescuers gave emotional testimonies during the hearings. The convicts received sentences ranging from 20 years to life in jail.
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