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16 pirates arrested, 12 hostages freed by Absalon

(B2) New feat of arms of the Danish frigate Absalon engaged in the NATO anti-piracy operation, Ocean Shield. She dismantled a pirate mother ship yesterday (April 11). An intervention carried out without the use of force » we specify at the Danish operations HQ in Copenhagen. 12 hostages from Pakistan and Iran were released and 16 suspected pirates arrested. They are currently detained on board the ABSALON; Danish authorities are “examining whether there is a possibility of prosecuting the suspected pirates”. NB: it seems difficult, however, to deliver them to Iran or Pakistan.

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).