The President of Somaliland, Musa Bihi Abdi on Monday has issued a presidential pardon granted to 19 prisoners who were convicted for pirate acts in Seychelles and were serving their jail terms in Somaliland.
According to a press statement issued from the presidency has confirmed that the president exercising the constitutional powers enshrined in the constitution has ordered the release of the pirates who have been serving their imprisonment in Somaliland jails.
Somaliland gov during Silanyo’s administration has entered into agreement with Seychelles whereby convicted pirates for piracy acts should complete their imprisonment in Somaliland.
Somaliland has made the decision in order to be part of the coalition against combating the piracy which soared in Somalia territorial waters.
The names of released convicted pirates granted pardon are:-