Published On: Wed, Mar 28th, 2012

Somaliland: Nine Convicted Somali Pirates Transferred From Seychelles Arrive

HARGEISA(Somalilandpress)-Somaliland authorities have taken into custody nine convicted privates from the Seychelles. The plane carrying the convict pirates touched down at the Egal International Airport at midday Wednesday and were immediately escorted to Hargeisa’s central prison which will be home to the pirates.

Mr Mohamed Osman coordinator with Somaliland anti-piracy task force was at the airport to receive the first batch of the 19 convicted pirates at the Egal international airport where they arrived on board chartered plane by the United Nation’s office on drug and crime.

The Somaliland Minister of Justice Hon Ahmed Hussein Aidiid revealed at a press conference that government of Somaliland has in custody nine convicted pirates the first batch of 19 pirates who are expected to serve the reminder of their sentences in Somaliland after been convicted by court in the Seychelles. The Minister of Justice was there to oversee the transfer according to Mr Mohamed Osman of the Somaliland anti-piracy task force, the nine convicted pirates are all from Somali, the convict are expected to serve sentences ranging from 10 years to 25 years.

It was during the London Conference on Somalia that Somaliland Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo signed an agreement with Seychelles President James Michel the transfers of convicted Somali pirates held in Seychelles to Somaliland so that they can serve the reminder of their sentences. The two leaders back their then signed joint statement to recognize their concern about the serious impact piracy has on the region and on international security and agreed that it is vital to ensure pirates are brought to justice.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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  1. MsSomaliland says:

    what happened to all the comments?

  2. mohamed cheers says:

    No comments.

  3. indo says:

    one is left to wonder is it the right or wrong decision which somaliland taken

  4. osman5 says:

    The first wave of the alleged pirate prisoners are here. We have to show the world that our correction system is parallel with international standards with no short cuts by treating these individuals with dignity and respect .

    In order to get dual benefits, now, it's a time where our law students in our law faculties put their law theories into action and try if they can reverse some of the sentences, of course, under the supervision of experienced law attorneys.

    Osman Qaal

  5. saalim abdi says:


  6. Noor says:

    law and order must be maintained simple, thses people are criminals bandits that would attack you for money and material possesstions ,

    • saaim abdi says:

      Well again one one knows whether They.. are guilty or not,The fact of The matter
      s/l don’t have any other good relaible revenue so This will be bones for Their income coffer.

    • saaim abdi says:

      Well again one one knows whether They are guilty or not,The fact of The matter
      s/l don’t have any other good relaible revenue so This will be bones for Their income coffer.

  7. Mohamd says:

    Seychelles is the centre of the illegal trade done by EU tuna trawlers who make billions from the sea off the coast of Somalia. If SL wants money, they should request loans for a moderate tuna trawler employing Somalis from these Somalia regions.

  8. Issa says:

    Bro love uuu

  9. inayuusuf says:

    I had the impression of no media was allowed to picture the pirates as they get off the plane. How SLpress got this one? Could we conclude that SLpress is an insider?

  10. cumar says:

    yeah correction business

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