Greenpeace waiting to hear from Ottawa on case of two Canadian activists charged with piracy
Greenpeace says the only crime committed by its activists in Russia is a crime of conscience.
Authorities have charged the entire crew of the Arctic Sunrise, including Paul Ruzycki of Port Colborne, with piracy after a protest at a Russian offshore oil platform in the Arctic.
Greenpeace Arctic campaign organizor Farah Kahn tells 610 CKTB's Tim Denis not everyone on the ship including Ruzycki was involved in the actual protest that saw two activists attempt to climb aboard the platform.
She notes they did not do anything illegal and the piracy charge is completely groundless.
She says they have a legal team on the ground in Russia preparing to defend the activists in court.
Kahn notes they have also put in two formal requests to meet with Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird about helping to free Ruzycki and another activist from Montreal.
But she says so far they have not received a response.