Posted by: africanpressorganization | 26 July 2010

Seychelles / Somali Pirates convicted for Piracy acts and also for aiding and abetting Pirate offences but acquitted of terrorism acts.

 


 

 

 

Seychelles / Somali Pirates convicted for Piracy acts and also for aiding and abetting Pirate offences but acquitted of terrorism acts.

 

 

VICTORIA, Mahé, July 26, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Police has reported that the Supreme Court of Seychelles have today sentenced 11 Somalis to 10 years imprisonment each for offences related to Piracy.

Among the 11 convicts, 8 were sentenced for the acts of Piracy offences whereas 3 others were convicted for the offence of aiding and abetting pirates.

The 11 Somalis were also being prosecuted for 5 different other charges related to acts of terrorism, charges of which they have all been acquitted of by the presiding judge of the Supreme Court after hearing from both the prosecution and defense council.

 

All of the 11 Somalis where apprehended by Seychelles Defence Forces Patrol boat Topaz on the 6 of December in the Seychelles Eonomic Exclusive Zone after their attempt to hijack the said patrol boat was foiled.

 

SOURCE 

Seychelles – Office of the President


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