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Mauritius: The charges against the twelve alleged Somali pirates clear away in an intermediate court




Photo Le Défi Quotidien
Photo Le Défi Quotidien
The verdict is in this Thursday, November 6, 2014 shortly after midday for the twelve alleged Somali pirates judged to Mauritius.
 
The charges against the Somali pirates have been cleared away in an intermediate court, due to a lack of conclusive evidence to prove their guilt in the court, as indicated by the Le Défi Quotidien newspaper.
 
The twelve now free Somali pirates were accused of piracy on the high seas under a law against maritime piracy in force on the island since 2011.
 
As a reminder, the suspected Somali pirates, aged between 22 and 38 years, were arrested on January 5, 2013, off the coast of Somalia, by the European Union Naval Force as they were preparing to attack the prosecution as a merchant ship.



Abu Bakr Siddeeq Ameeruddin


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