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Life Imprisonment For Ivory Trader

Written by on October 23, 2022

A Ugandan court has sentenced an ivory trader to life in prison – the longest sentence for such crimes in the country’s history.Pascal Ochiba was arrested in January this year with two pieces of ivory, weighing nearly 10kg (22lb). A new law was passed in 2019 that toughened sentences for poaching or trafficking in endangered species. There are just over 7,900 elephants left in the wild in Uganda.



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