Suspended jail term for pregnant Somali
A 26-year-old pregnant woman from Somalia was this morning jailed six months suspended for three years after she pleaded for escaping Malta in 2010.
The woman, Raho Adam Mohammed, 26, was charged with leaving Malta without a passport.
The court heard police inspector Geoffrey Azzopardi explain how the accused, who is currently seven months pregnant, left Malta in about 2010 but was caught in The Netherlands, from where she was sent back to Malta.
Through her lawyer, Ms Mohammed said that her request for asylum had been denied so she could only leave Malta a passport.