Charges reinstated against alleged Somali pirate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has reinstated two charges against an alleged Somali pirate that had been dismissed by a lower court judge.

Last year, U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle dismissed two hostage-taking charges against Ali Mohamed Ali, as well as a charge of conspiracy to commit piracy.

On Tuesday, the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed the dismissal of the of hostage-taking charges, while upholding the decision to dismiss the conspiracy to commit piracy charge.

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