The history of the world is replete with cases of thieving. Thieves existed even in ancient times when people were supposed to be honest, law-abiding and God fearing. Robbers have had a very long history. In fact, the world has been teeming with robbers, thieves, burglars, brigands, bandits, pirates , plunderers of varying degrees.
There’s an old Hindi saying to the effect that in the house of God, justice may be delayed but never denied. The recent verdict of the Permanent Tribunal for the United Nations Convention on the Laws of the Sea over the Chagos issue has come to prove once again that justice is condemned to prevail sooner or later. In this case justice has been done after more than 50 years.
« Committing act of piracy in high seas, armed with offensive weapons ». C’est la charge provisoire qui a été logée contre les douze présumés pirates somaliens lors de leur comparution en Cour de Port-Louis, à la mi-journée, ce samedi 26 janvier. Ils ont formulé une demande en Cour pour qu’ils puissent bénéficier d’une assistance légale (Legal Aid).