On Trial

France has opened its first Somali piracy trial with six men appearing before a Paris court.

The six are accused of taking a French couple hostage on their boat off the coast of Somalia in 2008.

Two weeks later, French special forces freed the couple and seized the men.  Today the six Somalis, who range from 21 to 35 years of age, say they were fishermen who were forced into piracy.


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