Trial to begin for alleged Somali pirate after 2½ years in jail following ship's takeover

  • by: FREDERIC J. FROMMER , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 31, 2013 - 10:40 AM

WASHINGTON — For 2½ years, a Somali man has languished in jail, waiting for his trial on piracy charges to begin — even though the judge in the case says he's not a pirate and has concluded that the lengthy pretrial lockup violates his constitutional rights.

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