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Somali pirates to face trial in Germany

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Amsterdam (Alshahid) – An Amsterdam court has decided to extradite 10 suspected Somali pirates to Germany to face trial on the charge of hijacking a German ship miles off the Somali coast two months ago.

The pirates were arrested by Dutch marines off the coast of Somalia.

The pirates put a fight and exchanged fire.

“The court assumes that Germany has jurisdiction over the offence,” the court said in a statement on Friday.

The suspects’ defense lawyers have argued against the decision, saying the suspects should be tried in the Netherlands.

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