Map: Canadian Detainees held abroad
Over 1,500 Canadians are in prison outside the country
The Canadian Press
Last Updated: Oct. 27, 2013
For nearly two months all eyes were turned to John Greyson and Tarek Loubani, the Canadian activists held in an Egyptian prison before being allowed to return to Canada.
Two other detained Canadians, Greenpeace activists Alexandre Paul and Paul Ruzycki, have also been in the headlines as they remain held in a Russian prison and could face a lengthy prison sentence on piracy charges.
But there are other Canadians detained abroad who don't have such a network of supporters, and fail to capture similar public attention. Over 1,500 Canadians are in prison outside the country, according to figures provided by Canada's Foreign Affairs department, accurate to Oct. 10.