There’s really not much to say here, but I think this needs to be checked out.
The European Court of Human Rights says France violated the rights of Somali pirates who had attacked French ships and has ordered compensation for them over judicial delays.
I would try to think of a witty retort to make fun of this but in all honesty, the sheer stupidity of it is so self-evident, that nothing I could possibly say would do it justice. I mean seriously, just read that sentence again and try to get your head around it.
The nine Somali pirates should get thousands of euros because they were not immediately brought before a French judge, the court ruled.
One is to get 9,000 euros (£7,000) and the others sums of up to 7,000 euros.
The judges faulted France for keeping them in custody for an extra 48 hours.
Now just put that in perspective. Lets just say an average worker was to work for 48 hours and get paid €7000. That would work out as €145.83 an hour. These vermin are actually getting paid that much by France literally for attacking a French ship with innocent French people.
Before transferring the pirates to France, the authorities held one group for four days and the others for six days and 16 hours.
But the extra 48 hours of custody on French soil violated the pirates’ right to liberty and security under the European Convention on Human Rights, the court ruled.
Again, I really can’t think of a witty comment to make this look any dumber than it already looks. This is fucking ridiculous.
I think the solution here is obvious. Instead of arresting them and risking getting fined by the EU for doing so, they should just adopt a policy of not taking any of them alive. It would save so much hassle.