ISLESBORO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The wife of jailed Greenpeace Captain Peter Willcox says she is worried for her husband. But Maggy Willcox believes, he's being treated well in Russia.
Willcox was denied bail yesterday. He is among 30 environmental activists charged with piracy last month for a protest that involved trying to scale an artic oil rig.
Maggy Willcox, who lives on Islesboro, says she has not spoken to her husband directly, but she has received a letter from him, and she has spoken to a representative from the US Embassy. She says, contrary to some other reports, Willcox is being treated well.
Maggy Willcox said, "It may help in some way. If they read the reports that they're being abused and whatnot, that's just going to make the Russians more angry, and I want to put out there that they're being treated fairly and with kindness by the people around them, and I really appreciate that."
Maggy Willcox says the ship belongs to the Netherlands, and that country is trying to work with Russia to get both the ship and the people who were on board back. If that effort fails, Maggy plans to travel to Russia to make sure her husband is not alone. She says Greenpeace has advised her to stay home for now.