Tuesday, November 06, 2012
The ministry said Tuesday the four Somali suspects were flown into the Netherlands on Monday night. They were detained Oct. 25 after allegedly opening fire on Dutch marines who were attempting to check a fishing boat close to the Somali coast.
It is the latest case launched by Dutch prosecutors against Somalis detained during international naval patrols aimed at protecting merchant vessels against pirates operating out of lawless Somalia.
Last month, a court in Rotterdam convicted nine Somalis of piracy and sentenced them to four-and-a-half years imprisonment.