March 24, 2012 ·22 Comments
HARGEISA(SomalilandPres)–The Director General in Somaliland Ministry of Justice Mr. Muse Haji Galaydh has revealed Somaliland will allow prisoners currently imprisoned in the Seychelles in it soil and are scheduled to be transferred soon in an interview the horn cable tv. The Director General said that out of the 92 pirates currently held in Seychelles, Somaliland will allow the first patch consisting of 19 prisoners.
Whose origins are from Southern Somalia and Puntland are expected to arrive in the country soon.
Mr. Galaydh said after great consideration Somaliland has accepted to Jail the pirates on request of the international community and also at the prisoners request who asked to be jailed in a country where their relatives can come and visit them, a place where they can practice their religion freely and also where the people share a common language and the same customs we have decide to except on humanitarian grounds.
The Director General said that the prisoners will be held in a newly renovated prison which will meet all international standards, recently the President of Somaliland and Seychelles met in London where they discussed the transfer of convicted Somali pirates held Seychelles to Somaliland to serve the remainder of the sentences. Only last week the President of Somaliland approved a bill into a law allowing the transfer of prisoners from other countries.
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