Port Colborne activist detained by Russian authorities
A Port Colborne activist will be spending more time behind bars in Russia.
A Russian court today denied bail and sanctioned two month jails term for three Greenpeace activists including Paul Ruzycki while police investigate accusations of piracy.
The Coast Guard detained a total of 30 activists on a Greenpeace ship in the Arctic after two attempted to scale a Russian owned oil platform.
The judge has not ruled yet in the cases of the other 27 people.
Greenpeace's executive director, Kumi Naidoo, said in an emailed statement that "the Russian authorities are trying to scare people who stand up to the oil industry in the Arctic, but this blatant intimidation will not succeed."