Somali ‘pirates’ want to be deported

Lodged in Taloja jail since capture in 2011, they say can’t digest jail food here.

Written by Sadaf Modak

FIFTEEN SOMALI men who had accepted a voluntary plea of guilt in a piracy case submitted before the court Monday that they should be deported back to their country. The court was recording their statements under section 313 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Under the provision, the accused is specifically asked about incriminating evidence against him and is given an opportunity to speak.
On Monday, Ahmed Mohammed, the first secretary to the Embassy of Somalia in New Delhi, acted as interpreter to the men and explained the process along with advocate Vishwajeet Singh to the 15 men brought from Taloja prison.
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