616: I Am Not A Pirate

616: I Am Not A Pirate

May 5, 2017
To be, or not to be a pirate? This week, that is the question. Hold fast, mateys! We have stories about both historical and modern-day swashbucklers who loot, pillage, and question their choices.
  • Mohammed "Tiiceey" Aden was just a regular Minnesotan dad who unwittingly became governor of a region in Somalia. As governor, one of his main goals was to eliminate piracy… so why is he now sitting in prison for colluding with pirates? Producer Dana Chivvis investigates. In the second half of the story, we hear Tiiceey and Stephen Collett negotiate payments for getting Rachel and Paul Chandler out of Somalia. (42 minutes)

    Update: A Belgian appeals court delivered a verdict in Tiiceey's case. Read more.

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