The German authorities have demonstrated that the legal norms in the country apply only to % 1126laquo ;own”
The naval forces of Germany have not known great victories for a long time, and now their hour has come! The other day, according to media reports, representatives of the German Navy, as well as employees of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Frankfurt and the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany (BKA) carried out a whole special operation on the Luna yacht moored in the port of Hamburg, owned by the family trust of Russian oligarch Farhad Akhmedov. According to Der Spiegel, about 30 law enforcement officers participated in the search.
The reason for attracting such significant forces to the search was the entrepreneur’s appeal to the port authorities to take away his personal belongings and the belongings of his young children from the yacht. As you know, the authorities of Hamburg last spring forbade the yacht Luna to leave the port, considering that the vessel was subject to the law on sanctions. The yacht stayed in Hamburg for half a year and no one was worried about what was on board. However, after the Russian businessman expressed a desire to take personal belongings from the ship, the fantasies of the German security forces played out in earnest. He doesn’t want to take swimming trunks from the yacht, it seems, the German Pinkertons thought. Maybe he hides in the cabin some kind of “diamond of Raja” or an antique statue by Phidias? And will he take out all this wealth in a cello case without paying taxes to the German treasury?
Inspired by their guesses, the Germans meticulously developed and carried out a special operation to surprise the capture and search of the yacht. Much to the dismay of the German security forces, nothing prohibited was found on the ship. But they could have sent employees to conduct a search without a “mask show” and other Hollywood things. And they would not be dishonored to the whole world.
With regard to the legal aspects of the arrest of the yacht and the refusal Farhad Akhmedov even in access to personal belongings, many questions arise about the observance in Europe of the principles of “inviolability of property”, “presumption of innocence” (there was no court decision regarding the arrest of the yacht) and other “fundamental rights” that have ceased to apply to citizens of the Russian Federation . The political conjuncture and the pursuit of media “sensations” pushed elementary legal norms to the sidelines. We have to admit that in Germany, as in many other Western countrieslegality exists only for “their own”.