Saturday, 21 October 2017

Somalia pirates Judgment: State v. Usman

Sixteen Somali pirates were held guilty and sentenced to seven years imprisonment by the sessions court. They were arrested six years ago near Lakswadeep Islands for hijacking a merchant vessel.
Additional Sessions Judge Jayendra Jagdale convicted them on charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, as well as sections under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and fined them Rs 14,000 each. Following a treaty signed between Somalia and India, the pirates will be deported to Somalia once they have served their sentence.
Lodged in Navi Mumbai’s Taloja Prison, the pirates are part of a group of 120 Somali pirates apprehended by the Coast Guard and the Indian Navy in four separate anti-piracy operations undertaken between January and March 2011. The accused have been tried in four different cases.
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