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Former Somali pirate Chief 'Afweyne' given 20-year sentence

July 28th 2014
A former Somali Pirate chief Mohamed Abdi Hassan, aka 'Afweyne' or 'Big Mouth', has been charged with piracy for the first time, a charge which carries a 20 year prison sentence, a reliable source told Waagacusub Media.

Afweyne is said to be behind a kidnapped vessel which a ransom was paid, according to the statement of the charges.

The leader of the Somali pirate group, Afweyne, held a January press conference to declare his retirement from terrorizing the Indian Ocean as one of the Somalia's most notorious pirates. A year after, the court adjourned to his long-term sentence in late September or in early October, 2014.

The important evidence filed against 'Big Mouth' during his trial and judgment are among recorded phone calls and surveillance cameras conducted by people that met him from different record numbers.

Mr. 'Big Mouth' established a big business of his own from millions of dollars that he made from ransom payments and helped many teens to quit pursuing piracy as a carrier as well as founded an anti-piracy company.

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Source: waagacusub.net