Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for one of the Somali pirates who hijacked the South Korean freighter “Samho Jewerly” in January.
On Friday, the fifth day of the trial being held in Busan, the prosecution said that Arai fired at Captain Seok Hae-kyun. It added that the pirates were vicious in their crime to use Korean sailors as human shields during the Korean Navy’s rescue operation.
Prosecutors demanded lifetime imprisonment for three other pirates who were arrested along with Mahomed Arai.
The lawyers defending the pirates said that no one saw Arai shooting the captain and denied the claim of using sailors as a human shield.