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The two pirates seized by Spain soon back in Somalia?

(B2) The judge of the Audiencia Nacional, Santiago Pedraz, ordered the prosecution of the two alleged pirates arrested for their involvement in the kidnapping of the Basque tuna boat alakrana in particular for illegal detention and theft aggravated by the use of weapons, but not for the offense of criminal association. This could make it possible to sentence these suspects to a lower sentence of less than six years and opens the door, according to the Spanish media, to their expulsion to their country of origin, Somalia (as permitted by the law on foreigners). This arrangement would make it possible to find a solution to the Somali pirates who are holding several Spanish fishermen hostage and demanding the release of their “colleagues”. But an arrangement that is not accepted by the prosecutor's office of the High Criminal Court.

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).

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