Acquitted of Piracy, Lost in Paris
December 11, 2011 1 Comment
Great article in lemonde today (in French):
The [Somali] man, aged 36, almost missed Sante prison, where he was ten days ago. At least life there offered something reassuring for this man uprooted, torn from his country by a group of French soldiers in 2008, moved to Paris a hood over his face, imprisoned for over three years as a suspected pirate, acquitted by a criminal court, Wednesday, November 30th , then thrown the same night into the streets of Paris, free but without papers, without any money and almost completely unable to speak the language. [rough translation]
Perhaps an overlooked consequence of extraterritorial prosecutions.