Thursday, May 23, 2013
Today from Hiiraan Online:
Cops appoint Pune students as translators for arrested Somali pirates
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
With language posing a major hurdle for cops in completing legal formalities against arrested Somali pirates, the Yellow Gate police have finally sought the help from rather unlikely quarters — students of Pune University. A fortnight ago, the police appointed five students from the varsity as translators to help with the cases against the pirates before a fast-track court.
The police had produced 28 pirates before the court on February 11. The court had the ordered the police to inform the Somalian Embassy and get a translator.
Two of the translators are from Ethiopia, two from Somalia and one hails from Uganda. “Each translator would be requested to come to the court or to the police station as and when needed, and will be paid Rs 3,000 per session,” said inspector M G Tope.
The police, however, did not reveal the students’ identities. “They will be in a better position to help us. However, we are worried if they will be able to deal with the pirates,” said an officer.
The Yellow Gate police had earlier written to the Ministry of External Affairs asking for an official translator. Till the five translators were appointed, cops had to depend on temporary arrangements.
The new Somali-American bards
Al-Shabab claims responsibility for al-Qaeda-style car bomb in Mogadishu
Somalia: Alshabab fighters clash with Ethiopian troops in Bakool
Irregular immigrant children should not be detained - IDC
British hostage Judith Tebbutt released in Somalia
UAE tanker taken by Somali pirates
- The National
Canadian firm on schedule with oil exploration in Northern Kenya
Guti promoted to Lt. General, to head AU Somalia mission
- Daily Monitor
Artist Hopes Somalia's Long Dormant Theater Can Play Healing Role
Car bomb blast in Somalia capital wounds 1
Trial underway in Twin Cities-based sex trafficking ring
Minnesota: Islamic center threatens to close bank accounts in effort to reopen money transfers to Somalia
Post your comments
You need a Frames Capable browser to view this content.
All Rights Reserved Copyright. © 1999-2013, www.hiiraan.com