Abduhl Wali-i-Musi is the first person to be tried in the United States on piracy charges in more than a century.He is the sole surviving Somali pirate from the hostage-taking of commercial ship captain Richard Phillips.
A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday in Manhattan charges Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse and others with boarding the two vessels and holding the crews at gunpoint last March and April. Authorities wouldn't identify the ships, but said one was still being held hostage.
Prosecutors say that shortly after those incidents, the men launched an attack on the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama.
An earlier indictment accused Muse of being the first pirate to board the boat several miles off the Somali coast. He and others held the captain hostage until Navy sharpshooters killed three