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Posted at 2:30 PM ET, 04/21/2010

Suspected pirates to be tried in Va.

By Washington Post editors

A federal law enforcement official says at least five pirate suspects will be brought to Norfolk by the end of the week to stand trial in the United States.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the transfer is underway.

The suspects will be tried in the U.S. court system because the African nation of Kenya began refusing to take piracy suspects earlier this month. The Kenyans say the trials of alleged pirates from the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean were straining its courts.

The official says the number of alleged pirates to brought to the United States for prosecution will be fewer than the 21 who were captured in recent incidents and held on U.S. ships off the coast of Somalia.

-- Associated Press

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By Washington Post editors  | April 21, 2010; 2:30 PM ET
Tags:  Gulf of Aden, Kenya, Norfolk Virginia, Piracy, Somalia, United States  
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Wow, now you'll get life over her, where over in Kenya you'd probably get a slap on the wrist. Life sucks!

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | April 21, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Considering that Guv'nah Bob is doing all he can to bring us back to the 18th Century, piracy seems to fit right in.

Posted by: nan_lynn | April 22, 2010 1:14 AM | Report abuse

Oh, no !! Now we'll be attacked by other pirates trying to bust them out.

Posted by: jckdoors | April 22, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

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