Dutch navy accused of maltreating pirate

26th January 2011, Comments 2 comments


A Somalian pirate standing trial at a court in the German city of Hamburg has leveled serious accusations at the Dutch navy which arrested him off the African coast in April 2010.

The lawyer of the 24-year-old pirate read out a statement in court in which the accused says that Dutch sailors tied him naked to a chair. “ I was treated in a most humiliating manner” the pirate wrote. At the time, the Dutch navy relieved the hijacked german freighter Taipan and took 10 Somali pirates prisoner, who are now on trial in Hamburg.



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2 Comments To This Article

  • Glenn posted:

    on 27th January 2011, 13:06:25 - Reply

    I agree with Joe Shih. Hang 'em High! - The poor little pirate was tied naked to a chair. He's lucky they didn't chop his balls off, which would have been just fine with me.
  • Joe Shih posted:

    on 27th January 2011, 12:37:35 - Reply

    This is why you should always hang pirates at sea.