Eyes of the Fleet

Eyes of the Fleet

Monday, April 28, 2008

Somali Pirates: Captured pirates get "life"

Despite threats of imposing the death penalty against pirates captured by Puntland forces, as reported here, its "life imprisonment" for the pirates:
Seven pirates have been given life sentences for seizing a United Arab Emirates ship last week by a court in Somalia's northern Puntland region.

Another four were given similar sentences for helping the pirates.

They were convicted of "taking people hostage with the aim of obtaining a ransom" a local official said.

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