Somalia: Six Alleged Pirates On Trial in Paris
The trial of six Somalis, charged with taking 30 crew members of the luxury vessel Le Ponant hostage in the pirate-infested waters of the Gulf of Aden in 2008, has begun in Paris.
Suspected Somali pirates are apprehended by a patrol of the European Union Naval Force Somalia. (file photo)
RNW Africa, 30 November 2011
Six Somali men accused of taking a French couple hostage on their yacht apologised to their victims on Wednesday as their unprecedented piracy trial wrapped up in Paris. Read more »
RFI, 15 November 2011
The first trial in France of alleged Somali pirates has opened in Paris. Six men aged between 21 and 35 are accused of taking a French couple hostage on their yacht off the coast… Read more »