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US prosecutors appeal dismissal of piracy charges

Sep 12th, 2010 Current Affairs

The Associated Press reports yesterday (9/11/2010), in an article entitled "US prosecutors appeal dismissal of piracy charges," that the U.S. government is appealing a federal judge's dismissal of piracy charges against five Somali defendants accused of attacking a U.S. navy ship off the coast of Africa. 

U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson had dismissed the most serious charge against the Somalis on August 17, 2010, ruling that the government failed to make the case that the men's alleged conduct could be legally defined as piracy. 

The trial is currently scheduled for October 19. Prosecutors are seeking to delay that start while they seek to have the August 17th ruling overturned. 

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