Kenya prosecutors charge suspected Somali pirates captured by US Jaclyn Belczyk at 12:01 PM ET
[JURIST] Kenyan prosecutors have charged 17 Somalis with piracy [JURIST news archive]. The men, arrested by US Naval forces in the Gulf of Aden in May, were turned over to the Kenyan authorities [Reuters report] last Wednesday and charged [AP report] Thursday. Also last week, the Swedish Navy turned over seven [AFP report] suspected Somali pirates to Kenyan authorities. The European Union (EU) [official website] and Kenya have reached an agreement [EU press release, PDF; JURIST report] that allows EU navies to apprehend alleged pirates and turn them over to Kenyan authorities for prosecution. There is a similar agreement [Reuters report] between the US and Kenya. Kenya now holds more than 100 alleged pirates from Somalia.
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