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Monday, October 04, 2010

Kenya: "No more pirate trials here"

Reported as "Kenya refuses to host Somali pirate trials":
"Arresting, prosecuting and incarcerating pirates here exposes Kenya to these very serious security challenges," Adan Keynan, chairman of Kenya's Parliamentary Committee on Defense and Foreign Relations, said. "It's not in the interest of Kenyans to try Somali pirates here."

Warships belonging to the EU and others have been patrolling the sea off the East African coast in an effort to end pirate activity with the result of more than 100 Somalis being captured at sea, the BBC reported in its Saturday edition.

Dozens of suspected pirates were handed over to Kenyan authorities to face justice, but they now say their prisons are overcrowded and can ill afford more prisoners from Somalia.
Another arrow removed from the anti-piracy quiver.

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