Friday, January 21

Denmark in legal dilemma after killing four suspected pirates – Nyheter (Ekot)

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  • After a Danish military ship killed and captured suspected pirates in the Gulf of Guinea off the west coast of Africa this week, Denmark has now found itself in a difficult legal situation.

  • Denmark’s military presence in the area is motivated by the many pirate attacks and the large number of Danish cargo ships in the region. But since the attack this week took place on international waters, there are no clear rules for what now applies.

  • “It is a nightmare situation”, sums up the Danish newspaper Berlingske läget.

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