Plotters get death penalty

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 09 January, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 09 January, 1993, 12:00am

ALGIERS: An Algerian military court yesterday sentenced to death 19 men, most of them members of the armed forces, for setting up an armed group and conspiring against state interests, state radio said.

Only four of those given death sentences, normally carried out by firing squad, were in custody for the 12-day closed trial of 79 people including eight civilians. Fifty defendants were jailed and 10 acquitted.