Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Some of the Somali pirates who were captured while attacking a Dutch cargo ship are probably going to be given asylum since Somalia has a record of international human rights violations.
"Life is good here," said one of the defendants, named Sayid, about his experience in a Dutch jail. "I appeal to the government not to send me back to Somalia. The people who live here respect human rights. I wish to settle here."
The attorney for one of the pirates said:
"My client feels safe here. His own village is dominated by poverty and sharia [Islamic law] but here he has good food and can play football and watch television. He thinks the lavatory in his cell is fantastic," he said.
Posted by Martian #1 at 5:01 PM