Thursday, March 12, 2009

Jubilation as Egypt ferry owner sentenced

The owner of a ferry which sank in the Red Sea in 2006 kiling more than a thousand people has been sentenced to seven years in jail.

The ruling by Egypt's appeals court overturned an earlier acquittal of Mamdouh Ismail, which prompted outrage from the victims' families.

Dozens of people who are believed to have been rescued never returned home.

Al Jazeera's Amr Al-Khaky reports.