A Long Way From Home: The Pirate's Day In Court

How a lawyer might build a defense for the teenage pirate

Thursday, May 21, 2009

After the U.S. Navy rescued the captain of the Maersk Alabama (he was being held hostage by Somali pirates), one lone pirate survived. The teenager, Abduhl Wali-i-Musi, is being indicted this week on ten counts including piracy and kidnapping. He has been in a Manhattan jail since he was captured on April 12 and flown to the U.S. His arraignment is today. Joining The Takeaway to talk about the first piracy prosecution in the U.S. in more than a century is Ron Kuby. He’s a criminal defense lawyer who’s been consulting on the case on behalf of the defendant’s parents. He is also the host of "Doing Time with Ron Kuby," a talk show on Air America Radio.

Guests:

Ron Kuby

Hosted by:

Katherine Lanpher

Contributors:

Ailsa Chang

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