Invaders of the aircraft on Malta was charged

Захватчикам самолета на Мальте предъявили обвинения

The trial of the hijackers

The Maltese court has formally charged two Libyans who hijacked the plane Afriqiyah Airways from Libya to Malta, however, Musa, and Ahmed Ali, said that they considered themselves innocent. About it reports Russian service BBC.

If they are found guilty, they face life imprisonment.

Saha and Ali are charged with possession of replicas of firearms, the use of violence against a person on Board an aircraft, hostage-taking, threats of violence and trying to undermine financial and economic stability of the government.

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Representatives from Afriqiyah Airways say that the hijackers originally wanted to go to Rome, but were forced to land in Malta due to the lack of fuel.

The hijackers were taken to the courthouse wearing body armor and under heavy police guard. For processes was watched by a crowd of about 200 people, the newspaper writes Times of Malta.

The defendants refused to answer the interrogation in the police station.

We will remind, the plane with 111 passengers on Board, was captured yesterday in Libya and sent to Malta. History ended safely and all passengers and crew members were released.

After the release of the aircraft by two invaders from South of Libya asked for political asylum in Europe, they are members of the group “al-Fath al-Jadid”.