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Esbern Snare's detained pirate suspects could be tried in Nigeria, Ghana or Togo

The four suspected pirates detained aboard Danish frigate Esbern Snare for assault with attempt to kill in the Gulf of Guinea will likely be prosecuted in Denmark or in the West African region. This could be Nigeria, Togo or Ghana, according to senior researcher.

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The four suspected pirates detained aboard the Danish frigate Esbern Snare for assault with attempt to kill could be tried in a Danish court or in one of the countries by the Gulf of Guinea, according to Katja Lindskov Jacobsen, senior researcher at the Center for Military Studies at the University of Copenhagen.

"Among the two most obvious possibilities in the handling of the suspected pirates is that either they go to Denmark for trial or they stand trial in the region [the Gulf of Guinea, -ed.]," says Katja Lindskov Jacobsen to ShippingWatch.

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