Somali pirates jailed in US over American deaths

November 15, 2013   // 0 Comments

BBC News Africa A US court has sentenced two Somali pirates to life in prison without parole for their role in the killing of four Americans aboard a yacht off the Horn of Africa in February 2011. Abukar Osman Beyle and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar were convicted of murder, kidnapping, hostage-taking and piracy. Prosecutors say 19 Somalis, 14 of whom have now been sentenced, boarded the yacht to tak...

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