India Trying to Secure Release of Nationals Jailed in Togo

NEW DELHI: Five Indians, hailing from Kerala, are undergoing prison sentence in Togo on charges of attempt to robbery, while 11 Indian sailors are being tried in Nigeria, government said today.

Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said the Indian nationals from Kerala have been convicted by a Togolese court and government was making efforts to secure their release.

“They were arrested in July 2013 for their suspected involvement in a piracy attack off the coast of Togo,” he said.

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