Published On: Sat, Mar 3rd, 2018

Somali pirates set to return home from India

At least 80 Somali nationals released from Indian jails are expected to arrive in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Saturday.

Speaking to VOA Somali Service, Somalia’s Ambassador to Oman, Abdirisak Farah Ali has confirmed the return of the Somali citizens held for years over piracy-related charges.

Ali added that the release of the Somalis came following a prisoner exchange pact signed by Somali Federal Government and India in August, last year.

They were among Somali pirates apprehended by the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard in separate anti-piracy operations off Somalia coast.

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