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Piracy News & Commentary

The Arctic Sea

Six "pirates" who captured the freighter Arctic Sea--a Russian, a Latvian, an Estonian, plus three "stateless" men--were sentenced to prison for terms ranging from seven to twelve years by a Russian court. However, many observers do not believe that piracy--theft at sea for material gain--was the motive, but that the ship was in fact carrying contraband cargo, possibly missiles for Iran. The convicted "pirates" have been made the fall guys for international intrigue.
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