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Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse

Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse (credit: AP)

Pirate Gets 33 Years For Holding Vermont Captain, Crew Hostage

A Somali pirate who attacked a U.S.-flagged ship off the coast of Africa in 2009 was sentenced to more than 33 years in prison Wednesday by an emotional judge who said a long sentence was necessary to deter others and punish the only survivor among a group of pirates who “appeared to relish their most depraved acts.”

02/16/2011