Tunisia authorities free 11 detained Egyptian fishermen

Ahram Online , Tuesday 10 May 2016

Tunisian authorities arrested the fishermen on 27 April for trespassing in territorial waters

File photo: A group of Egyptian fishermen (Photo :Al-Ahram)

Eleven Egyptian fishermen were released Tuesday after being arrested in Tunisia for trespassing in Tunisian territorial waters, MENA reported

Three more fishermen are expected to be freed soon according to officials.

All 14 fishermen were arrested on 27 April by Tunisian authorities and were freed after negotiations between Tunisian authorities and Egyptian embassy officials.

This is the latest incident involving Egyptian fishermen arrested in the territorial waters of neighbouring countries like Sudan, Libya and Tunisia.

Egypt’s foreign ministry has repeatedly intervened in these cases to ensure the release of the fishermen and has warned Egyptians against trespassing in foreign waters.

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