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Mauritius: Somalian pirates set the fate in early November




12 Somalian pirates held in Mauritius and formally charged with acts of piracy on the high seas, under a law against maritime piracy in force on the island since 2011, on trial since October, 2013 will be fixed on the judicial fate on November 6, 2014, as indicated in the Le Défi Quotidien newspaper.
 
The Somalian pirates, aged between 22 and 38 years, were arrested on January 5, 2013, off the coast of Somalia, by the European Union Naval Force while they were preparing to attack a merchant ship.
 
French soldiers based in Djibouti were then conveyed them to the island of Mauritius where they are incarcerated since January 25, 2013 at Beau Bassin prison, in the center of the island.
 
As a reminder, over 60 of Somalian pirates arrested in the wake of operation Atalanta (2008) to combat maritime piracy rampant in the heart of the Indian Ocean, are currently in custody in Mauritius, waiting to be tried by a special tribunal, and, under an agreement signed in July 2011 between the Mauritian authorities and the Union European.



Fabrice François


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