29 year old cameraman Kieron Bryan has been told he may be detained for two months pending a piracy investigation in Russia.
He's one of 30 people arrested after a Greenpeace vessel was boarded by the Russian coastguard.
Greenpeace has described the charge as "absurd and outrageous".
Mr Bryan's parents, Ann and Andy from Shebbear in North Devon are hoping to meet Deputy Labour Leader, Harriet Harman to campaign for his release.
Mr Bryan's brother, Russell says he's hoping the British government will help.
We are looking to the British government to do as much as it can to help Kieron and the others being held in Russia.
We want to get them free as soon as possible and we are sure the backing of the British government could help us achieve that.
Harriet Harman is my brother's local MP and she has shown a great interest in this case.
Between 50 and 100 of Kieron's friends have written to her office asking for help, and to be fair her staff have been really good.
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