Uganda court hands life sentence to man caught with elephant ivory

KAMPALA, Oct 21 (Reuters) – A Ugandan court has handed a life sentence to a man caught with nearly 10 kg of elephant ivory, the country’s highest punishment ever for wildlife violations, authorities said on Friday.Pascal Achiba was sentenced by the country’s Standards, Utilities and Wildlife Court on Thursday after being convicted for unlawful possession of protected species, the state-run Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) said in a statement.Achiba was arrested in January in a suburb of the capital Kampala alongside two pieces of ivory weighing 9.55 kg.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterUWA head Sam Mwandha called the …
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