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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:41 PM

Somali convicted in U.S. court on piracy charges

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON | Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:07pm EDT

(Reuters) - A Somali man was convicted on Friday in a U.S. court for serving as a ransom negotiator for Somali pirates and his role in the death of four Americans later killed by pirates, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Mohammad Saaili Shibin, 50, was brought to the United States in April to face federal charges over the pirating of an American yacht in February off the coast of Somalia and taking hostage two American couples aboard who were later killed.

Shibin was also accused of researching over the Internet who the hostages were to try to determine how much money to demand and the identity of their family members so he could contact them about a ransom.

The four slain Americans were Jean and Scott Adam of California and Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle from Seattle.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/27/us-somalia-usa-piracy-idUSBRE83Q1BV20120427

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:04 PM

1. I hope this sends a message.

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