Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse
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Somali pirate jailed for 33 years

A Somali man who pleaded guilty to piracy has been sentenced in the US to more than 33 years in prison.

Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse is the only survivor of the crew of pirates who attacked the Maersk Alabama merchant ship off Somalia's coast in April 2009.

He was captured by the US Navy, whose sharpshooters killed three other pirates trying to escape on a lifeboat with the Alabama's American captain.

Jane O'Brien reports from Washington.

  • 17 Feb 2011
  • From the section Africa
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