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Death sentence over Sri Lanka gang killing

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A Sri Lankan man based in Switzerlan­d was sentenced to death on Wednesday with six others for the gang rape and murder of a teenage girl in a case that sparked huge protests. He was also found guilty of leading a gang to abduct the 17-year-old girl and filming her gang rape in Sri Lanka’s Jaffna district in May 2015. The death sentences will be commuted to a term of life in prison since Sri Lanka has an unofficial moratorium on capital punishment.

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