Somalia Jails Foreigners for Delivering Ransom to Pirates

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    Somalia has jailed six foreigners, an American, three Britons, and two Kenyans for delivering ransom to Somali pirates. Hijackings by pirates has increased in number and has become much more sophisticated in recent years. The practice of paying ransoms to pirates is commonplace, though it is illegal by government decree.

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    Were the ransom delivers in it for the money as well?
    If so they should burn.
    Were they just the collection agents for the pirates?
     
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    according to several reports the foreigners were paying ransom money to the pirates allegedly for hostages. some are questioning if the somali government were simply after the money rather than justice. however, paying ransom is illegal by somali standards. but if we ourselves were put in a similar situation would we not do the same for a family member or close friend?
     
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    Looks like they will have to pay another ransom to get out, this is Somalia after all everything is up for sale.
     
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    I bet the Somolian government ransoms these "prisons" to their respective governments! :eusa_whistle:
     

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