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Release of 5 Indians jailed on piracy charges in Togo secured, India's external affairs minister says

The Indians were employees of a Merchant Navy firm and were sailing on board a ship to South Africa from Mumbai when they were arrested. Photograph: (AFP)

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 01, 2017, 07.24 PM (IST)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tonight announced "securing" the release of five Indians who were jailed in Togo.

"We have secured the release of 5 Indians from Kerala jailed in Togo. Good work by Indian mission in Accra and Consulate in Togo (sic)," she tweeted.

They were in jail since 2013 for their suspected involvement in a piracy attack off the coast of Togo, according to reports.

The Indians were employees of a Merchant Navy firm and were sailing on board a ship to South Africa from Mumbai when they were arrested.

(PTI)

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