Thursday, May 5, 2011
Earlier this year, I blogged about life sentences imposed on convicted pirates in federal courts in the United States. The U.S. court imposed the lengthy sentence in part as a deterrent measure. However, this week, the Spanish National Court imposed a 439-year sentence on two Somali pirates who were involved in the 2009 hijacking of a Spanish fishing boat off the coast of Somalia. Spain is really serious!