Piracy definition in dispute as piracy trial looms

This is a photo made available by NATO CC-MAR HQ Northwood, England, taken from the Dutch vessel, HNLMS De Zeven Provincien off the Somali coast on Saturday, April 18, 2009, which they claim shows 20 fishermen that they freed from the Yemeni flagged dhow which had been seized by Somali pirates earlier in the week. (AP Photo/NATO/OTAN) (AP Photo/NATO/OTAN)

April 16, 2012 12:17:59 PM PDT
A Somali man U.S. authorities consider the highest-ranking pirate they have ever captured will go on trial in Virginia under a cloud of uncertainty over the definition of piracy.