Ask John Baird to bring home Paul Ruzycki and Alexandre Paul.
As Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird can play a crucial role to bring Paul and Alexandre back to Canada. The Canadian government was instrumental in securing the safe release of Canadians John Greyson and Tarek Loubani when they were illegally imprisoned in Egypt. We are calling for the same level of action to secure the safe release of Paul Ruzycki and Alexandre Paul.
Who are the Arctic 30?
28 activists, a freelance photographer and a freelance videographer were involved in a protest against the Gazprom Arctic drilling platform Prirazlomnaya in international waters north of Russia on September 18th. Two of the activists tried to climb the side of the platform to hang a banner. One day later, Russian security services descended from a helicopter onto the deck of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, seized the ship at gunpoint and detained the entire crew.
After being charged with hooliganism and held in Russia for over two months the Arctic 30 have now been released on bail. Though they are out of prison Alexandre and Paul still face serious charges, and their bail conditions are unknown as yet.
How your letter will help
The more letters that Ministry of Foreign Affairs receives the more likely they will be to act publicly on the situation and call for the charges to be dropped. Every letter counts.
Take action, send a message to The Minister of Foreign Affairs now.