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Saturday, November 05, 2011

Kenya court acquitted 17 on piracy charges
Cody Harding at 12:00 AM ET

On November 5, 2010, Kenya acquitted 17 Somali pirates on charges related to a 2009 attack on the Egyptian ship MV Amira. The magistrate presiding over the proceedings ruled that the prosecution had presented insufficient evidence to sustain the charges against the defendants. The defense attorney for the alleged pirates, Jared Magolo, claimed that the magistrate believed that the US Navy failed to turn over evidence that may have convicted the defendants. In April 2010, Kenyan courts ruled that their overburdened legal system would no longer accept cases related to the prosecution of Somali pirates.

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