Russia To File Piracy Charges Against Greenpeace Activists

Activists tried to climb oil platform in the Arctic


MURMANSK, Russia (AP)—Russian investigators say they will file piracy charges against Greenpeace activists who tried to climb onto an offshore drilling platform in the Arctic owned by the state-controlled gas company Gazprom.

The activists are on a Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, which was seized last week by the Russian Coast Guard and towed Tuesday into a port near Murmansk.