Guinea sentences 11 men to life imprisonment for killing anti-Ebola officials

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Conakry- A court in Conakry, Guinea, on Wednesday sentenced 11 to life imprisonment for killing eight members an anti-Ebola team in the South-Eastern village of Womey in September 2014.

A judicial source said the 11 men were also fined 137,000 dollars, which would be used as compensation to the families of the .

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According to the source, in mid-September last year, eight government and , who had come to warn the village about dangers of the Ebola disease, were killed by the accused who opposed their campaign.

The source said 15 other accused persons were acquitted by court for lack of sufficient evidence.

The source said 42 other people mentioned in this criminal case had not yet been found.

Guinea was one of the West African countries that was hit hard by Ebola virus with 3,128 confirmed cases, out of which 1,939 have died. (Xinhua/NAN)