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People smuggler sentences to stay: govt (Prime 7)

12 March 20140 comments

The federal government says mandatory sentences for people smugglers will remain, despite a judge saying the punishment is too severe for a former refugee who helped his family travel to Australia.

Lamis Hameed Alli Baighi, 36, has been jailed for five years with a non-parole period of three years, the mandatory terms for people smuggling offences.

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