April 11, 2008, off Somalia, French special forces of
, Marine Commandos and GIGN, captured alive the six pirates of French sailboat Ponant and a part of the ransom paid by the owner for the release of the ostages.
The trial of the six defendants opens tomorrow Tuesday, May 22 at the Assize Court of Paris. They face the life imprisonment.
According to official French sources, the goal was to capture the pirates alive, in order to bring them back to the justice. An action, i quote : "cooly, effective and measured."
I think so, really. It was easy to kill them, of course. For the sniper who fired a 12.7 bullet in the engine of their getaway car, there was no technical problem for putting it in their head. I think that it's well done, on behalf of the authorities, to have acted so. Question of dignity...
For the traditional
Fête de la Musique
, the music festival celebrating the beginning of summer in France,
the musicians from Lorient took the challenge to beat the record of the largest rock band in the world.
The goal is to meet 300 musicians, whatever their age, instrument or level of practice.
The event will take place in Lorient on June 23. On program :