Avast, ye frenchies; pay some doubloons to the Somali pirates
The European Court of Human Rights
(ECHR) said that French authorities should have brought the pirates [they captured on the high seas some 4,000 miles away]
before a judge "without delay" when they arrived on French territory
after being held at sea. The EU’s top human rights court said French
authorities were wrong to keep the pirates in custody for an additional
48 hours before bringing them before a judge.
such an additional delay," the court said in its verdict, adding that it
constituted a "violation of their rights to freedom and security".
Which they so scrupulously honor themselves.
was ordered to pay between €5,000 and €2,000 ($6,100 and $2,500) to
each pirate for "moral damages", plus amounts varying from €3,000 to
€9,000 ($3,700 and $11,200) to cover legal costs.
Either shoot them in the field or bring them promptly before a judge. These are the civilized options.ReplyDelete