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Old 11-25-2010, 07:28 PM   #1
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Five Somali men accused of attacking a U.S. Navy ship off Africa's coast were convicted on federal piracy charges Wednesday, in what experts said was the first trial of its kind since the Civil War.

The verdict was handed down by a jury in U.S. District Court in Norfolk. The five men, who wore earphones, stood silently as the verdict was read to them by an interpreter. They face mandatory life terms at a sentencing hearing set for March 14 in Norfolk. .....

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Another trial for ten Somali men who hijacked a german container ship 560 nm (!) off the coast of Somalia last April┬* just opened in a regional court ┬*in Hamburg GER. ┬*Here too it is the first trial for "piracy" since almost 400 years.

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