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Project ID:00085779Description:Piracy-B-049 Prisoner Transfer
Counter Piracy Trust Fund
Start Date *: 4 Mar 2013
Other Priority Areas
End Date*: 30 Jun 2021
Country: Seychelles Project Status: On Going
  Participating Organization:   UNODC - UN Office for Drug and Crime

Support to Prisoner Transfer Flights from Seychelles to Somaliland and Puntland

UNODC has, since 2009, been supporting Eastern African states willing to take up the prosecution of piracy suspects, including in Sychelles. As a pre-condition to take up further groups of captured suspected pirates for prosecution, the Seychelles Government require those already convicted of piracy to be transferred back home to Somalia to serve their sentences. This is set as a condition in order to alleviate the burden on the Seychellois prison system as sentences for piracy can be as high as 20 years, and the prison capacity in the Seychelles is already stretched. Transfers of piracy prisoners to Somalia is also seen as a more humanitarian long-term solution as this allows prisoners to be close to their families, culture, language and religion, while increasing the possibility of their successful reintegration into society. This specific proposal seeks funding for the transfer of those convicted of piracy that were apprehended by international navies and transferred for prosecution to Seychelles as well as those arreseted and tried by Seychelles.

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If you have questions about this programme you may wish to contact the RC office in Seychelles or the lead agency for the programme. The MPTF Office Portfolio Manager (or Country Director with Delegation of Authority) for this programme:

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