Yemen sentences six pirates to death, six to jail

Published: May 19, 2010

The Specialized Penal Court in Sana’a sentenced on Tuesday six Somali pirates to death and six others to ten years in jail.
The verdict was delivered during the hearing chaired by the Court Chief Judge Muhsen Alwan.
The pirates were convicted of hijacking a Yemeni oil tanker off Aden and fighting the authorities when they tried to release it. A sailor was killed during the release operation, another went missing and four others were injured.
The court also ruled that the convicted pay $ 2 million in compensation for the Aden Refinery Company. The company will compensate the family of the victims of the crew members according to the effective laws.
The pirates were arrested in April last year.

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