Please look at the following emphasized sentence taken from the news Curfew without end.
Neither of these — the government’s curfew and restrictions, or the protest programmes of the secessionist leadership — is new to Kashmir. We have seen them in 2008 and then again in 2010.
Shouldn't that part be like this?
We saw them in 2008 and then again in 2010.
Because 2008 and 2010 are over, we can't use present perfect here. Am I right?
Could the following be right?
We have seen them before, we saw them in 2008 and then again in 2010.
Is this the right way to use it?