Somali pirates get five years of jail time

By Andy Rice 17 June 2010

In the first piracy case tried in Europe, five Somali pirates were sentenced to five years in prison each. The Rotterdam Court took the pirates' circumstances and the difficulties of life in Somalia into account when handing down the sentence.    Read more: AP via New York Times

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