Monday, June 15, 2009

Somali pirates interviewed on camera

A nice piece from Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Garowe, Somalia, who interviews pirates face to face. The pirates don't seem to be too worried about being caught on film.

One of them bolsters the Robin Hood image of Somali pirates by claiming that 20% of a ransom take goes to the poor and those who provide services to the pirates. He also says that ransoms are based on the nationality of the crews, rather than the ship itself. US and Europeans get more than Asians.

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