Thursday, July 22, 2004


The criminal as victim again

A UK judge decided that nine Afghans, armed with four guns, two hand grenades and a knife when they hijacked a packed plane in Kabul in February, 2000, forcing it to fly to Britain, and who threatened over a four day period to kill all 173 people on board and destroy the plane, were to be released unpunished and allowed to freely live in the UK because they might get treated badly if they are returned to Afghanistan.

The case cost taxpayers nearly $60 million. The loss in respect cannot be calculated.

More here. (Via Jerry Lerman).

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