Somali Justice Advocacy Center Cautions Use of Force for Sake of the Safety of the Captain Richard Phillips, and Concerns Involvement of Terrorist Group in the Piracy

Somali Justice Advocacy Center is now gravely concerned about new development of US ship and movement of US warships in the regions and terrorist involvement in the piracy.

St Paul, MN, April 10, 2009 --( Somali Justice Advocacy Center have been in contact with Somali pirates in North Eastern region of Somali and currently talking to them about the release of Nigerian ship held hostage for couple of months. The captain of the Nigerian’s brother is a resident here in St Paul, Minnesota.

The Somali Justice Advocacy Center over a phone conference on April 07, 2009 asked the pirates to put us in contact with US captain of Maerk Alabama ship, Danish-owned freighter hijacked early on Wednesday on April 07, 2009.

“This is not a sea problem but rather lack of effective governance in Somalia and ever increasing influence of Al Qaedea in the whole country.” said Omar Jamal, Executive Director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center based in Minnesota.

Again the Advocacy group urges constraint of use of force and rather open through channels of discussion to bring this to an end.” Omar Jamal continued.

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Omar Jamal