The 10 pirates were captured last week after seizing a Russian oil tanker but were then unexpectedly released, with Russian officials saying there was insufficient legal basis to keep them in detention and that they would be too expensive to feed.
\”According to the latest information, the pirates who seized the Moscow University oil tanker failed to reach the shore. Evidently, they have all died,\” the high-ranking source was quoted as saying by Russia\’s official news agencies.
Put back in their boat with no navigational equipment and no weapons. Radio contact was lost \”within an hour\”.
To claim that there might have been some gangplank walking, perhaps some extra-judicial executions, would be a gross slur upon the Russian nation of course.