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9 suspects arrested by Maestrale (Atalanta) handed over to Kenya

(B2)The 9 suspects apprehended, on May 22, by the Italian frigate Maestrale (Eunavfor Atalanta force) after the attack on Greek ships Maria K and American ships Maersk Virginia, were handed over on Thursday (June 25) to Kenya. Italy, after having considered trying the pirates on land, renounced its jurisdiction and preferred to entrust them to another country. (for the balance sheet updated anti-piracy operations)

June 25, nine suspected pirates, taken into custody by Eunavfor Operation Atalanta, were handed over to Kenyan authorities for prosecution in Mombasa by the Italian warship Maestrale.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).