Thursday, December 4, 2014

Treat them with Captain Kidd gloves next time

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.

"Nothing justifies 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.
France 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.

1 comment:

  1. Either shoot them in the field or bring them promptly before a judge. These are the civilized options.