BAH! These are the stories that really irk me. The BBC is reporting that a British appeals court has halved the jail sentence of Farhad Hakimzadeh, the Iranian-British millionaire who mutilated and stole books from the British Library. Hakimzadeh pleaded guilty to the crimes and received a two-year prison term in January. Today's ruling "means that Hakimzadeh, having served 104 days, will be released in 78 days time."
A British Library spokesman said the institution is disappointed in the ruling, and that they continue to pursue legal options (a civil suit is still in process).
Look, there's no reason this sentence should have been reduced. This guy admitted what he did. He accepted a plea deal. He should do the time. Utterly ridiculous.