Story is here:
Pirate cook saves hostages, faces life on the run - Somalia- msnbc.com
Apparently the cook in this pirate crew had a humanitarian moment when the situation devolved into a life threatening one for the ships crew. It seems bureacratic red tape is keeping him from gaining asylum into the EU nations or friendly middle east.
Personally I think the guy is a hero and maybe the U.S. should grant him political asylum if necessary. It's pretty much agreed on all sides sending him back to his home would be a death sentance.