GORKI, May 4 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's president urged
Russian prosecutors on Monday to discuss with their foreign
colleagues the possibility of creating an international court
to try pirates.
"We should discuss the problem from the point of view of
our criminal law and consider the possibility of establishing
an international body to examine such cases," Dmitry Medvedev
The statement came after media reported last week that
suspected pirates detained by Russian naval personnel off the
Somali coast could face trial in Russia following legal
difficulties in handing the suspects over to any of the Gulf of
Aden littoral states.
"We have to consider all options, including the creation
of an international court," Medvedev said.