Verdict in Somali Hijacking Case Court Rules in Germany's First Modern-Day Piracy Trial

A court in Hamburg has handed down prison sentences to 10 Somali pirates who hijacked the German freighter cargo ship MS Taipan in 2010. The trial lasted almost two years, making it one of the longest in postwar German history. It was hampered primarily by linguistic difficulties and problems establishing the age of the defendants.
Lawyers argued that their clients had acted out of desperation

Lawyers argued that their clients had acted out of desperation

Foto: Angelika Warmuth/ dpa
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