February 28th, 2013
03:28 PM ET

Somali leader wants amnesty for boy pirates

Somalia's president intends to offer partial amnesty to boys involved with pirate groups, a move designed to curb attacks on shipping off the Horn of Africa, his office says.

"We have been negotiating with pirates indirectly through the elders to see if we can organize a partial amnesty for the young boys lured in this criminal activity," Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said in a statement released by his office Thursday.

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  1. Olmert

    What about pirate ghost? That's a job for ScoobyDoo.

    February 28, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    So, what would prevent this from recruiting even more boy pirates?

    February 28, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Are they taking any girls with male genitalia?

    February 28, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |