Somali Pirate in New York to Face Charges

NEW YORK (AP) - The sole surviving Somali pirate from the
hostage-taking of an American ship captain has arrived in New York
to face charges in the attack.

Abduhl Wali-i-Musi (AHB'-dul wahl-ih-MOO'-sih) was surrounded by
about a dozen federal agents as he arrived in lower Manhattan late
Monday. He was manacled with a chain wrapped around his waist, and
his left hand was heavily bandaged from the skirmish on the ship.

He was due to appear in federal court in New York on Tuesday. He
is the first pirate to be tried in the United States in more than
century.

The teenager's arrival came on the same day that his mother
appealed to President Barack Obama for his release. She says her
son was coaxed into piracy by "gangsters with money."


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