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Lesotho: Further information: Lesotho soldiers acquitted of mutiny charges

, Index number: AFR 33/7761/2018

A Military Court Martial acquitted 22 Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Soldiers of mutiny charges, while a High Court had ordered a permanent stay of prosecution for one LDF soldier a month earlier. The 23 soldiers had first been arrested and detained between May and June 2015. They were charged with mutiny in the same year. If convicted they would have faced the death penalty.

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