(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency)
Sydney, Jumada II 21, 1439, Mar 9, 2018, SPA -- An Afghan man, who arranged for the travel of more than 200 refugees and asylum seekers by boat to Western Australia, has been sentenced to 12 years in jail.
Sayed Abbas, 35, was pivotal in organizing the transport of the asylum seekers coming from Indonesia on three overcrowded boats in 2009 and 2011. The Western Australia district court in Perth sentenced Abbas to 12 years in jail on Friday, dpa reported.
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