February 17, 2011

Muse sentenced

Voice of America '"Seems like a very short time for the pain and trauma that he and his companions have caused," said Wright. "He’s also responsible for his three companions being killed. And a sentence of 33, nearly 34 years, seems like a fairly short one for that."' by Carolyn Weaver

'A federal judge in New York has sentenced Somali pirate Abduwali Muse to 33 years and nine months in prison for hijacking a container ship in the Indian Ocean, taking the captain hostage, and for his role in two earlier ship hijackings.

'Abduwali Abdiqadir Muse was sentenced to nearly 34 years in prison in an emotional hearing that included testimony from a survivor of the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama, an American-flagged container ship, off the coast of Somalia.'

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