Thursday, April 14, 2011

US prosecuting Somali pirate leader

The US has joined the growing list of countries who are prosecuting Somali pirates for crimes committed in international and Somali waters.  The alleged ringleader of the botched ransom which resulted in the deaths of 4 American sailors was indicted under seal on March 8.  Despite the Somali criticism of the US's prosecution of Somali Pirates and some legal setbacks for the prosecutions in the US, the growth of Somali piracy is likely to spurn more prosecutions of higher level pirates.

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