Copenhagen: Nine pirates, first tried and freed in Denmark, have been jailed in the Seychelles for 14 years.
In 2013, Denmark failed in an effort to prosecute nine pirates after they had tried to hijack the Danish ship Torm Kansas in the Indian Ocean. The pirates also got $20,000 in compensation.
The same pirates have now been sentenced to 14 years in prison in the Seychelles, reports Danish news agency, Ritzau.
Eight of the Somali pirates were given a sentence of 14 years while the youngest – who was under the age of 18 at the time of the attack – received a sentence of three years.
“It is important for seafarers that this has happened, they often suffer from mental scars after an attack,” Torm’s technical director, Jesper Jensen told Ritzau.
This is the first time that pirates behind attacks on Danish ships have been jailed.