Friday, February 15, 2013

Jail term sought for people smuggler

An Afghan arselifter involved in organising an asylum-shopper boat that sank on the way to Christmas Island knew the vessel was overloaded but still insisted it set off on its deadly voyage, prosecutors say
At least 90 people perished when the rickety boat went down in the Sunda Strait on June 21 last year while on the way to Christmas Island. Another 110 were rescued

Prosecutors have sought a jail sentence of seven years for Afghani Dawood Amiri
News report here.