Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Not Exactly the Payoff They Were Expecting

Kenyan court convicts, sentences 7 Somali pirates I'm sure they expected a big ransom payoff, when they started out that day.
Riding in a single skiff, the seven pirates opened fire on the FGS Spessart, a German Navy tanker, mistaking it for a commercial vessel. They were repelled by ship's security and later captured by the German frigate FGS Rheinland-Pfalz. The pirates were handed over to Kenyan authorities in April last year.
I wonder what the conditions in the Kenyan prison system are like?
Before Monday, Kenyan courts had convicted 28 Somalis of piracy since 2006, when the first piracy case was concluded in the East African nation.
At least somebody is doing something, and this is much better than the 'catch and release' program NATO had been running.

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