Rebecca Samervel & Ishaan Kapoor
MUMBAI: A special court on Friday convicted 27 of the 28 Somali pirates who were caught in Indian waters in 2011. The case was abated against one accused who died during trial. Special judge Jayendra C Jagdale sentenced the accused to seven years’ imprisonment on charges of attempt to murder and kidnapping.
They were also convicted under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for threatening the country’s security and sovereignty. They will be deported to Somalia after their release from jail.
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