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Malta jails Libyan hijacker for 25 years

Malta jails Libyan hijacker for 25 years

ONE of two Libyan men who hijacked a plane and diverted it to Malta four years ago was jailed for 25 years by a Maltese judge yesterday. The Afriqiyah Airlines Airbus 320 was on an internal flight to Tripoli when it was hijacked on December 23, 2016 by the men, supporters of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. They threatened to blow up the plane unless their demands were met, but the Maltese government refused to negotiate before the 109 passengers on board were released. The hijackers, one of them flying the all-green former Libyan flag, surrendered after four hours without…
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