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Idi Amin's son jailed over death

Wangita's parentage was not revealed until the end of the trialA man jailed over the killing of a Somali youth is the son of former Ugandan military leader Idi Amin.
Faisal Wangita, 25, was among a mob who beat Mahir Osman, 18, to death near Camden Tube station, London, in 2006.
He was jailed for five years at the Old Bailey in May for conspiracy to wound with intent and violent disorder.
He was one of 13 people convicted of offences including murder and assault. A court order banning reporting the case was lifted on Friday.
Mr Osman was stabbed 20 times, attacked with baseball bats, bottles and hammers, punched and kicked, the trial heard.
Ismail Mohamed, 20, of Haringey, Liban Elmi, 20, of Wood Green, and Hussein Ali Hussein, 17, Enfield, were found guilty of murder and jailed for 15, 14 and 10 years.

Liban Elmi (left) and Ismail Mohamed were guilty of murder
Wangita, who was charged with murder, was cleared of the offence.
The court heard Mr Osman's killing was the result of an escalating feud between rival Somali groups.
After the hearing, Det Ch Insp Michael Broster said the gang travelled to Camden "with the sole intention of attacking anyone belonging to the opposing group".
"It was a premeditated attack using a level of violence I have rarely seen," he said.
"This has been a complicated case to piece together due to various factors such as the time of night and the speed of the attack."
Threatening behaviour
Wangita's papers said he was born in Uganda but he told police he was born in Saudi Arabia.

Mahir Osman was battered with baseball bats and hammers
He stayed at a number of addresses in London. He arrived in England some time ago and was living here legally with his mother.
He had previous criminal convictions for possessing an offensive weapon, theft, fraud and threatening behaviour.
President Amin had 40 officially-recorded children from seven wives. Iam so sorry to learn of my younger brother Faisal Wangita who was jailed for 5 years in london, in which has nothing to do with the case, he happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. the fighting was between Somalis og defferent groups, in my brother was trying seperate them, asking both sides to stop beating the 18 year somali boy. later when some ugandans opponents of my late, father, Al-Haji Idi Amin dada learn that Faisal Wangita my young brother is the son of Idi Amin, they Implicated him in the case in which he has nothing to do with, he is not a somali national, he is a Ugandan. I there for Appeal to the United Nations Secretary General and all humans rights org, Amnesty International to request the british Govt. for his release from Jail. I forward this Appeal on his behave From His elder brother, Alemi Amonye Junior and Family in vancouver western canada. cc. to queen Elizabeth of the united kingdom. pse release my younger brother. Faisal Wangita from jail. he did not play conspiracy in the case of somalis amoung themselves. Aug. 3,2007.

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