20 years in prison for Somali pirate king Afweyne

The Bruges Criminal Court, the Somali pirates King Mohamed Abdi Hassan (60) sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison for the hijacking of Pompeii. His compatriot Mohamed Moalin-Aden (44) received five years in prison for his role in the criminal organization, but was acquitted for the hijacking of MV Pompeii. By an oversight of the prosecution were not forfeited to thirteen million profits from hijackings.

On April 18, 2009 the Belgian stone dumping vessel Pompei in the Indian Ocean was attacked by Somali pirates. Ten crew members were more than 70 days held hostage . Eventually the hijackers was paid about two million ransom. Mohamed Abdi Hassan is seen by the researchers as the organizer of the hijacking. In October 2013, he was a fictional film project lured to our country. At that time, Mohamed Moalin-Aden was also arrested.

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