Pirates convicted in India
Men have already served six years on remand.
Somalian pirates convicted for 2010 hijacking can return home in a year
By Sailee Dhayalkar
More than six years after they were captured in a mid-sea gun battle, 15 Somalian pirates were convicted on Wednesday by a special court. The pirates were sentenced to seven years of imprisonment but seemed happy with the sentencing as they had already served six of the seven years. They even thanked the court.
Once they complete their prison terms, they will be sent back to their native country, as per the terms of a treaty signed between India and Somalia on Tuesday. They will also have to pay fines of Rs 11,000 each.
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