A court in Italy handed down the verdict in the case of the captain of the ship that sank in 2015, the result of which killed about 900 workers.
An Italian court delivered the verdict in the case of the captain of the vessel, which sank in 2015, killing up to 900 migrants.
Judges in the Riding recognized citizen of Tunisia Mohamed Ali Malek guilty of premeditated murder a large number of people and people smuggling, which led to the tragedy.
He was sentenced to 18 years in prison. His first mate Mahmoud Bait received a five-year sentence.
The accident, which occurred in the Mediterranean in April 2015, claimed the lives of 700 to 900 migrants and is considered the largest since the Second world war. In the crash survived only 28 people.
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