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The six pirates transferred to the Seychelles

Transfer of suspected pirates to Seychelles by European forces (credit: Thomas Meriton)

(B2) The six Somali pirates arrested by the Italian navy, as part of operation EUNAVFOR Atalanta, on November 19 (Read: Six pirates arrested in the Somali basin, between Seychelles and Somalia) were transferred to Seychelles. The suspects, aged between 16 and 24, arrived in Seychelles on Thursday morning (November 23) at Victoria Port. A transfer made under the agreement signed with the European Union.

It remains for the prosecutor to prosecute. " Prosecutions will depend on the evidence analyzed by the Attorney General's office », Underlined the acting commissioner of the Montagne Posée prison, Raymond St Ange, according to the agency Seychelles News Agency.

The number of pirates detained in the archipelago has been greatly reduced since the peak of piracy between 2009 and 2012. There are now only 15 in the island's prison.



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).