US indicts eleven alleged pirates from Somalia
Saturday, April 24, 2010
The men were brought to a courthouse in Virginia on Friday, to face piracy charges after being detained on US ships as the cases against them were being prepared.
A first group of five suspected pirates was indicted in connection with what authorities say was a firefight on March 31st between theand their vessel in the .
Until recently, pirates detained in international operations off the African coast were generally tried in Kenya. Kenyan authorities, however, recently indicated they needed more international financial help for this; reports that Kenyan courts are becoming overloaded with piracy cases.
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