June 8, 2023


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United States: Justice sentenced to life in prison for murder of African-American Ahmed Arbury

Three white Americans were sentenced to life in prison on Friday Ahmed hunted down and killed Arbery, A young African-American who plays a game in southern Georgia in 2020 on suspicion of being a thief To us.

Travis McMichael, 35, and his father Gregory McMichael, 66, who carried out the shooting, were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of early release.

His next-door neighbor William Bryan, 52, recorded the harassment and was sentenced to life in prison, but could apply for parole after 30 years in prison.

Ahmed Arberry He “went on the run and saved his life,” Judge Timothy ruled in Brunswick, a coastal town in the southeastern state of Wallsley.

On November 24, they were convicted of murder after arguments marked by racism and the right to self-defense.

Asked to be given the maximum sentence

Before the judge, the family Ahmed Arberry He asked for the maximum sentence for all three on Friday.

“They targeted my son because they didn’t like him in their neighborhood,” said mother Wanda Cooper-Jones.

Lawyers for the three have finally been charged with an accidental act that is unworthy of imprisonment.

On February 23, 2020, the 25-year-old was driving in Brunswick when three men chased him in their vehicles.

After an argument, Travis McMichael opened fire and killed Arbery as he tried to grab the gun. He said he acted in self-defense.

Defendants promised to be confused Ahmed Arberry With a thief, after seeing him a few days before entering the house under construction. They also enforced legislation allowing citizens to arrest a suspect in Georgia.

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In this state, which is even more marked by racism and segregation, all three have benefited from the leniency of Gregory McMichael’s longtime local attorney’s office.

The trio were arrested after the state police took up the case following the release of a video of the teenager’s death in May.

In the summer of 2020, protesters chanted the name Ahmed Arberry During the anti-racist struggles that rocked the country after death George Floyd, An African-American was killed by the knee pressure of a white policeman on the neck.

(With information from AFP)

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