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March 25, 2010

Somaliland jails eight pirates

Filed under: NEWS — somaliland247 @ 12:05 am

A court in Somaliland on Wednesday sentenced eight pirates to 15 years in jail each, an official said.

The suspects were arrested by the Somaliland coastguards late January after their broken-down speedboat drifted to the shore.

“The court found them guilty… They are pirates and each of them is sentenced to 15 years in jail,” judge Osman Ibrahim Dahir said.

Somaliland, has sentenced dozens of suspected pirates caught by its coastguard.

Earlier this month, the Russian navy turned over seven suspected pirates to the region for trial.

Agence France-Presse

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