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British seafarers Paul and Rachel Chandler talk with local leaders in Adado, Somalia, after being released Sunday by pirates. The couple later flew to Mogadishu en route to Kenya and then home.

    Pirates finally free British couple

    The retired British couple were sailing the world on a 38-foot-yacht that represented most of their life savings when Somali pirates captured them last year, demanding the sort of huge ransom a multimillionaire or a multinational company might bring.

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  • She also said in a BBC interview that their captors beat them during their captivity after deciding to separate the couple.

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  • "We are happy to be alive, happy to be here, desperate to see our family, and so happy to be amongst decent, everyday people, Somalis, people from anywhere in the world who are not criminals, because we've been a year with criminals and that's not a very nice thing to be doing," Rachel Chandler said at a news conference in Mogadishu.

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