22 May '11, 3am

S. Korea to open trial of five Somali pirates - Channel NewsAsia

SEOUL: Five Somali pirates will go on trial in South Korea Monday on charges punishable by life imprisonment, four months after they were seized in a dramatic commando raid on a hijacked ship in the Indian Ocean. Tight security will be in force at the court in the southern city of Busan when the five answer charges including maritime robbery, kidnapping and attempted murder. Piracy has surged in recent years off Somalia, a lawless, war-torn country that sits alongside one of the world's most important shipping routes, but many of those caught by an international fleet of warships are freed because there is nowhere to try them. The trial in Busan is part of efforts to address the problem, and marks the first attempt by South Korea, a major seagoing nation, to punish foreign pirates. About 100 riot police will guard the Busan District Criminal Court and a limited number of s...

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