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Reuters: Somali pirates arrested by RN sentenced to 20 years

Re: Reuters: Somali pirates arrested by RN sentenced to 20 y

Reuters
A lawyer representing the seven, in their 20s and 30s, said he planned to appeal against the sentences.

"It is clearly stated in law that the court in Kenya ... has no jurisdiction beyond the Kenyan waters. Why should Kenya be the one to feed Somali aliens for 20 years?" Jared Magolo said.

That is an interesting point. Regarding the food and lodgings, I suppose a "poor" Country like Kenya should expect some financial aid. The UN would be an apt source.
 

gypquitacorrie

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Re: Reuters: Somali pirates arrested by RN sentenced to 20 y

Passed-over_Loggie said:
Reuters
A lawyer representing the seven, in their 20s and 30s, said he planned to appeal against the sentences.

"It is clearly stated in law that the court in Kenya ... has no jurisdiction beyond the Kenyan waters. Why should Kenya be the one to feed Somali aliens for 20 years?" Jared Magolo said.

That is an interesting point. Regarding the food and lodgings, I suppose a "poor" Country like Kenya should expect some financial aid. The UN would be an apt source.

Then perhaps they should just hang them and save on the expense.
 

Seaweed

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Chaps need to realise that nowadays the British Govt will not hand anyone over to another country if they face the death penalty. And anyone who does a bolter from a murder insuch a country and manages to reach these shores has got his counter home, no extradition and support for life. Meanwhile if the Kenya Supreme Court or whatever decides the Kenyan courts do not have jurisdiction as to place, then this little scheme is stymied.
 
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