The Canadian Press
October 4, 2013
Two Canadians are among those facing prosecution after Russian investigators say they charged the entire crew of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise with piracy for a protest at a Russian oil platform in the Arctic.
The crew includes Alexandre Paul of Montreal and Paul Ruzycki of Port Colborne, Ont., and the charge they both face can result in a 15-year prison term upon conviction.
Greenpeace denies any wrongdoing and describes the charges as absurd. The mother of one of the Canadians says they make no sense.