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Mauritius ready to welcome pirates

(BRUSSELS2) Mauritian structures are ready to welcome 35 Somali pirates. At least this is the position displayed by Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam. Arrangements have been made for legal and prison procedures to be followed for 35 detainees found guilty of piracy in Mauritian waters. “ We are ready but, for the moment, we do not know when the trial can start », affirmed the Prime Minister during a debate in Parliament according to the Mauritius express. Mauritius received 4,8 million euros from the European Union after the agreement signed for the transfer of Somali pirates, to develop the prison, administrative costs and the remuneration of interpreters. Another agreement was made with Somalia for the transfer of prisoners once they have been tried.

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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