Friday, December 2, 2011

South Korea tries Somali men

In South Korea five Somali men were sentenced in May 2011 for their alleged part in hijacking a South Korean ship in January 2011. Four men were sentenced to between 12 and 15 years imprisonment and one man was given life. The five were originally part of a group of 13, but eight men were killed at the time of the arrest.

The man sentenced to life appealed his sentence, the sentence was upheld but now all five are appealing to the Supreme Court.