Somalia protests pirate verdict

The Somali Information Ministry in a statement on Sunday disputed the version that its citizens were pirates.

Somali protesters urge India to release 119 ‘pirates’

By Mohamed Adam

Somali protesters have expressed outrage over reports emerging in India that 50 out of 119 detained Somalis suspected of being pirates could face the death penalty at the end of an ongoing trial.

The Times of India reported on Friday that 119 Somali pirates nabbed by the Indian coast guard and navy between 2011 and 12 had pleaded guilty to offences brought against them.

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