U.S. Court Sentences 3 Somali Pirates; 2 Sentenced to Life in Prison

somali-piratesA U.S. court has sentenced three Somali pirates.

Two Somali pirates have been sentenced to life in prison while the third has been jailed for 33 years because of his cooperation with prosecutors.

The Virginian District Judge Raymond issued life sentences to the two over piracy after the federal appeals court in Virginia ruled last year that he had erred when he sentenced the five men convinced in the case to terms ranging from 30 to 42 years.

The pirates reportedly attacked U.S. Navy ship in 2010 they mistook for a cargo vessel in Gulf Aden waters.

The Navy sailors returned fire killing one pirate and capture the rest.


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