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Outlook - Held For Years By Somali Pirates

Two Pakistani seamen tell Matthew Bannister about their captivity of nearly three years after Somali pirates captured their ship.

Matthew Bannister talks to Gul Bacha and Ali Mohammad, two seamen from Pakistan's Swat Valley who were held hostage for nearly three years by Somali pirates. They were beaten and tortured before they were released in a 12 day gun fight. Also Anthony Swofford, the former US marine who wrote a bestselling book called 'Jarhead' about his experiences, reveals why that money didn't bring him happiness. And Outlook listeners share their surprising and touching stories of long distance love affairs. Picture: An armed Somali pirate looks out to sea. Picture Credit: MOHAMED DAHIR/AFP/Getty Images

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 12:05PM Thu, 24 Jan 2013
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 10:05PM Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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  • Duration 28 minutes

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