Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Today from Hiiraan Online:
Federal trial for Somali accused of piracy begins
Thursday, April 19, 2012
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) ' The attorney for a Somali man accused of piracy told jurors at trial Wednesday that his client never agreed to negotiate the release of four Americans killed aboard a sailing yacht and he was merely acting as a mediator aboard a hijacked German vessel where hostages were tortured by pirates.
Mohammad Saaili Shibin faces piracy, hostage-taking and several other federal charges for his role in the hijacking of a German merchant ship in 2010 as well as an American yacht off Africa in 2011.
Federal prosecutors contend Shibin was a key figure in Somali piracy, acting as a land-based negotiator who researched ships and hostages online after they had been captured to determine how large of a ransom to seek for them once they were brought to lawless Somalia.
Trial beings in Norfolk for Somali accused of piracy
Somalia sets $500 bounty on al Qaeda-linked rebels
Refugees 'inspired to study' through e-learning
- Virtual College
Somali's Puntland state approves constitution
- Africa Review
Woman convicted of terror to leave jail
- Pioneer Press
Al-Shabaab militants behead Somali district commissioner
- Africa Review
U.S. drone attacks surge in both Yemen and Somalia
Somali teacher at home in Princeton
- Princeton Union Eagle
Eritrean Government Denies Abduction of Gold Miners in Ethiopia
Kenya can turn the Dadaab refugee camps into an asset
Turkey mediating talks with Al-Shabaab to bring peace
Germany approves expansion of EU anti-piracy mission
Post your comments
You need a Frames Capable browser to view this content.
All Rights Reserved Copyright. © 1999-2013, www.hiiraan.com