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Uruguayan court declines competence to rule on Chinese fishing vessel 'slavery' claims

Thursday, May 29th 2014 - 00:54 UTC
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A Uruguayan criminal court found no merit to continue investigating into incidents allegedly occurred in a Chinese flagged fishing vessel following on claims of 'slavery', ill treatment and beatings, presented by 28 African crewmembers. Read full article


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  • Marcos Alejandro

    What about the fishing vessels 'slavery' claims around Malvinas?

    May 29th, 2014 - 03:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Malvinas? Where is that, pray do tell.

    May 29th, 2014 - 09:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Marcos- I am sure Falkland Islands Fisheries Dept and the Royal Falkland Islands Police would be keen to hear from you- IF - you have any fresh evidence of this?

    May 29th, 2014 - 09:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • falklandlad

    Uruguay, wake up to your obligations as a signatory of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and more recent UN FAO fisheries treaties. It is one thing to harbour dozens of jigging vessels between seasons earning nice premiums and another to turn a blind eye to crimes against the seafarer committed on those vessesls, as those poor fellows have registered.

    May 29th, 2014 - 10:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Uruguay takes resposability giving these people medical attention and nutrition.
    Uruguay has no judicial obligations or rights to charge anybody for crimes commited in international waters or foreign jurisdictions.

    May 29th, 2014 - 07:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87


    That's a very good question. In effect, it's been recently revealed that even in the heartland of this rotting and stinking empire slavery is rampant. Imagine how it is in faraway colonies miles away from the center of whatever little law and order is imposed within this bloodthirsty, medieval kingdom.

    May 30th, 2014 - 01:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    Falklandlad @ 4.

    Much to my chagrin I fear that Guzz... er... Stevie is right for once, except for his spelling of course. Language advisor absent again?

    The Uruguayan judicial system is not brilliant, but in relative terms it's quite fair, if remarkably slow. The Judiciary is completely independent from the Executive and Parliament, which is probably why gov't agents and agitators have been threatening the Supreme Court in the last few months.

    May 30th, 2014 - 06:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    I think you will find this story is about protecting people from the abuse of slavery, i think you will find it is about UK legislators trying to tackle the problem. Of abuse of domestic servants. Do some research, just where do you think the abusers originate from?

    Here's a clue, some of them bring these domestic servants into the UK with them.

    Christ what is it with you lot, don't they teach comprehension in your schools?

    May 30th, 2014 - 06:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Yes, it is heartbreaking. Every day I see columns of shackled slave being whipped down the road being forced to lick the streets clean with their tongues. At least we throw them a couple of dead rats to sustain them.

    May 30th, 2014 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Must thank him though.

    Blood thirsty medieval kingdom.

    Damn, did not know we were that hard!

    Must explain 82.

    And the lesson you should learn from this is?

    Don't fuck with the Brits, the blood thirsty medieval so and so's will kill you nastily.

    Blood thirsty and medieval, never looked at myself in that light before.

    LIKE IT, where can I buy the tee shirt?

    What a knobhead!

    If your country could be measured on the 24 hour clock of history, your about 30 seconds in to it. WTF would a Brazilian know about Medieval Europe!

    Well aside from the fact that they spent half of the last century tring to emulate it!
    Not much really.

    May 30th, 2014 - 07:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • patricforyoh

    Once again this is Patric Foryoh can someone put me in contact with one of the Sierra Leonean fisher man? Am also a Sierra Leonean who is tryin to bring this story to the attention of our own government.

    Jun 04th, 2014 - 01:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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