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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Seychelles court convicted Somali pirates
Clay Flaherty at 12:00 AM ET

On July 26, 2010, the Supreme Court of Seychelles convicted 11 Somalis of acts of piracy, sentencing each of them to 10 years in prison. The 11 men had been apprehended in the Indian Ocean following the attempted hijacking of a Seychelles coastguard ship in December 2009. The island nation had been witness to frequent, recurring acts of piracy and was the proposed location of a UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) center for prosecuting suspected pirates. The Seychelles center would have accepted and tried suspects captured by the EU Naval Force Somalia (EU NAVFOR), as well as taking overflow cases from the first maritime piracy courtroom created by UNDOC in Kenya.

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