Prison Break

Two Somali pirates, including one of Somalia’s most famous and ineffectual seafaring criminals, have escaped from Berbera Jail after bribing their prison guards, officials and residents in the Somaliland port said.

The two escapees – bumbling and publicity-hungry Farah Ismail Idle and Abdirashid Ismail Haji – and another six individuals were the first Somali pirates sentence to prison terms by Somaliland in 2008.

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