6 Alleged Somali Pirates in Yemen jail since 2009 Plead for Help

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    6 Alleged Somali Pirates in Yemen jail since 2009 Plead for Help

    HARGEISA (Horn Observer) 6 alleged Somali pirates who are currently jailed inside a prison at the Yemen capital, San'a plead for help from the Federal government of Somalia, the group said in an interview with Horn Observer.

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HARGEISA (Horn Observer) 6 alleged Somali pirates who are currently jailed inside a prison at the Yemen capital, San'a plead for help from the Federal government of Somalia, the group said in an interview with Horn Observer.

Yemen navy arrested the alleged pirates off the coast of Yemen in 2009 where they were later arrested at a prison in Mukala. Later Yemen court sentenced them to death and were transferred to San’a, the capital, before the Houthis rebels took over the city.



"Yemen court sentenced us to death, but fortunately, the Huuthis took over the city, though we are still in Jail.” Abdirisak Mohamed Mohamoud "Irbad” who pledged an interview with Horn Observer by phone from San’a said, "We need help from the government of Somalia to get us out of this jail.”

According to Abdirisak, the Houthii rebels who are in control of the Yemen capital San’a have demanded that their government should come for their release.

When asked how they got access to internet and phones inside the jail, Mr. Abdirisak said that, "the Houthis allowed them to have phones inside the jail."

The prisoners were identified as Abshir Salad Ahmed, Barkhad Ise Ali, Abdirisak Mohamed Mohamoud "Irbad”, Abdirashid Yusuf Abdullahi, Abdinasir Aws Mohamed Abdillahi and Farhan Mohamed Jama.

These prisoners have accused the former Somalia ambassador to Yemen, who they identified as Osman Mohamed, for asking 2000 each for the facilitation of their release and requested the current government of Somalia led by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo to come for their rescue.

Somali government have recently gone into agreement with prisoner swap with several countries among them India and Ethiopia.

- Horn Observer -


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