British man 'linked to pirates'

Last updated 08:32 27/01/2013

Relevant offers

World

Woman falls off cliff after proposal Aussie political wannabe filmed hitting son withdraws Seven dead in blast at Mexican children's hospital Fury as MH370 disappearance declared 'accident' Malaysia declares MH370 an accident, airline to proceed with compensation Air strikes hit Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq Vigilantes take on human traffickers Fijians exposed to nuclear tests will get compensation Google fought gag orders in WikiLeaks case AirAsia pilots disabled computers before crash

The Times of London says a secret section of a United Nations report has linked British citizens with Somali piracy.

The newspaper says that a 2012 report drawn up by the UN's Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea carried a secret annex naming a British businessman of Somali origin as one of the key organisers of a pirate kidnapping in 2009.

The Times quotes the annex as saying that the businessman is responsible for "co-organising hijackings and abductions" and was directly involved in the abduction of Paul and Rachel Chandler, a British couple held captive for 13 months before a ransom was paid in 2010.

Efforts to reach some of the report's authors weren't immediately successful on Saturday (local time).

No contact information for the businessman could immediately be located.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content