Man sentenced for role in 2017 Manchester bombing at Ariana Grande concert

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Man sentenced for role in 2017 Manchester bombing at Ariana Grande concert
Han Yan / Xinhua

LONDON (AP) — The brother of the suicide bomber who set off an explosion at a 2017 Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England has been sentenced to a minimum of 55 years in prison.

The attack killed 22 people and injured hundreds. Hashem Abedi had denied helping plan the attack at the end of the Manchester Arena concert on May 22, 2017.

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But he was found guilty of murder, attempted murder, and conspiring to cause explosions.

His sentencing had been postponed due to travel restrictions put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.

His elder brother, Salman Abedi, who set off the bomb, died in the explosion.

The sentencing judge said Thursday that both brothers were “equally culpable.”

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