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Grand Jury Indicts Suspect from Somlia on Federal
Piracy, Hijacking and Kidnapping Charges

U.S. v. Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse
May 19, 2009

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  • A federal grand jury indicted a teenage suspect from Somlia on piracy, hijacking and kidnapping charges were filed against a Somalia teenager accused in the incident involving the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama container ship.

    The ten-count indictment allges that Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse conspired with other alleged pirates to carry out his crimes, and that he "threatened to kill [Capt. Richard Phillips,] the captain [of the ship] unless his demands were satisfied.

    You can read the Somalia teenager's piracy criminal indictment below:


     

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