Prosecutors: Somalis tortured German ship hostages
November 16, 2011 9:55:29 AM PST
By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - November 16, 2011 --
A band of pirates tortured the crew of a German tanker off the coast of Somalia to extract a higher ransom payment and to find information about the ship's fuel reserves, according to a federal court filing.