15 Somali Pirates Arrested In 2011 Get 7 Years In Jail

A court in Mumbai today convicted 15 Somali pirates who had hijacked a fishing boat and taken 22 Thai and Myanmarese nationals hostage in 2011. “Judge JC Jagdale convicted them for attempt to murder and kidnapping and sentenced them to seven years in prison,” said special public prosecutor Mr Ranjeet Sangle. The Mumbai sessions court also imposed a fine of Rs. 6,000 each on them.
It directed the government to deport the convicts to Somalia after they serve their prison terms. The judge, however, acquitted them of charges of ‘kidnapping for ransom’ (where the maximum punishment is death) and offences under the Arms Act.
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