20 April 2009

Analysis: Dutch decry navy for pirate release

Both Dutch ruling and opposition parties are demanding to know why the Netherlands' navy ship De Zeven Provinciën released pirates after capturing them on a dhow they had hijacked and were using as a pirate mother ship. Academics contacted for insight on the release said they were baffled by the navy's behavior and called for an international piracy tribunal to try cases. (Radio Netherlands, 04/20/09)