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- dinghy /DING-gee/
- detain /dih-TEYN/
- dissuade /dih-SWEYD/
- extradition /ek-struh-DISH-uhn/
- apprehend /ap-ri-HEND/
[noun] – a small open boat
A strong wave managed to flip the dinghy over.
[verb] – to force someone officially to stay in a place
The police are permitted to detain suspects for a week.
[verb] – to persuade someone not to do something
Let’s try dissuading him from leaving early.
[noun] – the act of making someone return for trial to another country or state where they have been accused of doing something illegal
The suspects have been waiting for extradition for over two weeks now.
[verb] – to catch and arrest someone who has not obeyed the law
Orders were immediately issued to apprehend the thieves.
This is the first time a piracy suspect has been deported to Denmark. The country does not have an extradition agreement with the nations around the Gulf of Guinea coast. The suspected pirates were apprehended in November after a tragic firefight in the Gulf of Guinea following their alleged attack on a container ship. For years, the Gulf of Guinea, with its oil and gas tankers, has been regarded as a piracy hotspot. Other factors contributing to the surge in piracy in the area include political instability, a lack of law enforcement, and land poverty. National authorities and foreign naval ships, on the other hand, have strengthened their efforts to fortify security in the region.
- Are there cases of piracy in your country? Please tell me more about it.
- What important natural resources can be found in your country’s seas?
- If you were Birgitte Skjodt, would you also criticize the Danish Justice Ministry’s decision? Please explain your answer.
- Do you agree with Justice Minister Nick Haekkerup’s explanation?
- How can the authorities protect the Gulf of Guinea from possible future pirate attacks?