Arctic Sea’s ‘hijackers’ charged

Eight men accused of hijacking the Arctic Sea cargo ship have been charged with hijacking and piracy, Russian prosecutors have said. The men are suspected of seizing the ship and its 15-man Russian crew after raiding it disguised as police. The ship vanished last month days after leaving Finland with a cargo of timber. The alleged hijackers, mainly from Estonia, were taken to Russia after the ship was found nearly three weeks later off the west coast of Africa.

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