Pirates jailed over fatal attack
Owner murdered during attack.
Somali pirates jailed by French court for fatal hijacking
Paris – Seven Somali pirates were sentenced to between six and 15 years in prison by a French court on Wednesday for the hijacking of a French yacht and killing of its owner in the Gulf of Aden in 2011.
Christian and Evelyne Colombo were on a round-the-world trip when their “Tribal Kat” catamaran was hijacked by pirates in the Arabian Sea.
Christian was killed and his body dumped in the water, while his wife was held hostage for 48 hours before being rescued by the Spanish military.
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