Russia says Greenpeace activists posed a real threat
Russia's investigative agency says Greenpeace activists posed a ``real threat'' to the security of personnel on an offshore drilling platform in the Arctic.
The Investigative Committee's statement on Monday is further indication that Russia is determined to prosecute the environmental activists for the Sept. 18 protest at the oil platform.
All 30 people who were on board the Greenpeace ship, including Port Colborne's Paul Ruzycki, have been jailed for two months pending the investigation.
Greenpeace Spokesperson Farrah Kahn says they have a team on the ground that was able to see the group in court and spirits are good but they are concerned.
The Investigative Committee said charges would be filed soon, but did not specify whether it is still considering charging the activists with piracy, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in
The investigators said they are continuing to search the Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, and have seized some equipment and documents.