Moscow University: Pirates not released? Really?

The pirates who hijacked The oil tanker Moscow University:
In a release at 20:22 07/05/2010 the latest news at this writing,
The Russian Prosecutor-General's Office has opened a criminal case under article 227 of the Criminal Code, which deals with piracy. The hapless "gentlemen of fortune" will be put on trial in Moscow.

This incident highlights the problem of legal support for anti-piracy operations and makes it possible to assess the effectiveness of the fight against pirates.

Under article 227 of the Russian Criminal Code, pirates may face up to 15 years in prison. The life of an inmate in a Russian prison camp is more comfortable than life in Somalia, in addition to which they are eligible for parole.

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