Kenyan prosecutors charged suspected Somali pirates

On April 23, 2009, Kenyan prosecutors charged 18 Somali nationals with piracy. They were captured at sea by European naval forces over the previous two months and handed over to the Kenyan authorities. The suspected pirates were captured by French and German forces off the Somali coast, where they allegedly attacked several merchant ships in the area. The EU and Kenya reached an agreement that allows EU navies to apprehend alleged pirates and turn them over to Kenyan authorities for prosecution.

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