Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Yemen's Test

India has handed over the Somali and Yemenese pirates it captured last week to the government of Yemen (since the incident took place within the Exclusive Economic Zone claimed by Yemen). Yemen has promised the detainees will be interviewed and face court charges.

This is a test as to whether local governments in the region are prepared to enforce anti-piracy laws. It's also a test of Yemen's own institutions. In the past, there have been escapes of terrorists and extremists from Yemeni jails and concern about Yemen's "bus station" approach to terrorism (get them out of the country).

A Yemen News Agency announcement about the handover.

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?