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Somalia – Arrest of pirate Mohamed Garfanji (August 17, 2014)

France welcomes the arrest by the Somali authorities on August 17 of Mohamed Garfanji. This arrest confirms that Somali pirates can no longer carry out their illegal activities with impunity. We call on the Somali authorities to bring Mr. Garfanji to justice.

France has been involved in efforts to combat piracy in the Gulf of Aden for many years now. It welcomes the determination of the federal and regional authorities of Somalia to definitively eradicate this threat.

We reaffirm that the absence of impunity is key to ensuring the effectiveness of the fight against piracy and requires the strengthening of the judicial mechanisms.



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