Dutch prosecutors are dusting off the oldest international felony in their country's books to tackle the 21st-century wave of piracy. Five Somali pirates will be tried, likely next month, for the 17th-century offense of "sea robbery." While countries including the Netherlands, France and the U.S. plan pirate trials in their own courts, other countries are calling for a special tribunal in Kenya, for fear of being saddled with the pirates after they serve out their prison terms.
Nations Look to Kenya as Venue for Piracy Trials
The Associated Press
April 17, 2009