A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Somali pirate to 25 years in prison for attacking a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden. Pirates held the ship for 71 days.

Jama Idle Ibrahim pleaded guilty in September 2010 to conspiracy to commit piracy under the law of nations and conspiracy to use a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. He was sentenced to the maximum of five years in prison for the piracy charge and the maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for the firearms charge.

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