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Somalian pirates convicted for 2010 hijacking can return home in a year

Updated on: 03 August,2017 10:10 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Sailee Dhayalkar |

More than six years after they were captured in a mid-sea gun battle, 15 Somalian pirates were convicted on Wednesday by a special court

Somalian pirates convicted for 2010 hijacking can return home in a year


The Somali pirates were arrested near the Lakshadweep Islands in January 2011The Somali pirates were arrested near the Lakshadweep Islands in January 2011

More than six years after they were captured in a mid-sea gun battle, 15 Somalian pirates were convicted on Wednesday by a special court. The pirates were sentenced to seven years of imprisonment but seemed happy with the sentencing as they had already served six of the seven years. They even thanked the court.




Once they complete their prison terms, they will be sent back to their native country, as per the terms of a treaty signed between India and Somalia on Tuesday. They will also have to pay fines of Rs 11,000 each.



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