Kenya court acquits 17 on piracy charges

[JURIST] A magistrate in Mombasa, Kenya, found 17 accused Somali pirates [JURIST news archive] not guilty Friday, ruling that the prosecution failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. The accused denied involvement [AFP report] in the 2009 attack on the ship the MV Amira. Their lawyer, Jared Magolo, said that the magistrate ruled that the prosecution had insufficient evidence [AP report] and that the magistrate believed that the US Navy [official website] had failed to turn over evidence…

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