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Issue 435 -- May 29- June 04, 2010

Front Page

News Headlines

U.S. Is Said To Expand Secret Actions In Mideast

Somalia Pirate Attacks Up From Last Year

Local and Regional Affairs

Somali Diplomat Concerned About Texas Terror Alert  

Somalia Militia Attack Kenya Village 

'Pirates' Claim They Were Just Fishing For Sharks... With Rocket Launchers 

Somali Terror Member May Be Heading To Texas 

Investigation Opens Into German Mercenaries In Somalia

Prosecutors Demand 7-Year Sentences For Piracy


The Status Quo Is No Longer Acceptable In Buhoodle

Features & Commentary

Istanbul Declaration

International News


Ethiopians Vote Meles Zenawi Counts!!!!

Riyale Is Unwilling To Recognize Or Identify With The Feelings And Needs Of Others

Prosecutors Demand 7-Year Sentences For Piracy

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, May 29, 2010 Dutch prosecutors have demanded seven-year prison sentences for five Somali men accused of attempting to hijack a cargo ship, in Europe's first piracy trial stemming from the rising tide of banditry in the Gulf of Aden.
The five suspects were arrested by Danish marines in January 2009 after they tried to board a Dutch Antilles-registered freighter off the coast of Somalia.
They claim they were not hijacking the ship, but asking its crew for food and fuel because their skiff's engine had been malfunctioning.
But prosecutors rejected that claim Wednesday as not credible and asked judges to sentence each man to seven years. The maximum sentence is 12 years.
Source: AP





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