Indian Government releases first Batch of Somali Nationals from its Jails

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Thursday January 11, 2018 - 20:53:45 in Latest News by Staff Reporter
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    Indian Government releases first Batch of Somali Nationals from its Jails

    MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Indian Government released 15 Somali Nationals, after serving 7 years in Prison and are waiting deportations, the Indian Express reported.

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Indian Navy conducting an anti piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. Photo credit: the Indian Navy
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Indian Government released 15 Somali Nationals, after serving 7 years in Prison and are waiting deportations, the Indian Express reported.

The release of the prisoners follows after Somalia signed an agreement in August, 2017 for the release of the Somalis held at the Indian prisons.

A total of 120 Somali men were arrested in four separate anti-piracy operations by the Indian Navy and the Indian Coastguard from January to March 2011. Three of the prisoners died of illnesses while the trial was underway. The third group of 16 men will be released on February 15 and the largest group of 60 men will be released on February 23, according to the Indian Express.


Somalia Government has been trying to recover Somali nationals who were held foreign prisons. In July 2017, the Ethiopian government released more than 100 Somali prisoners from their jails following agreement signed between the two governments.

- Horn Observer -


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