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Russia: Release the “Arctic 30” Immediately

About the Petition

28 Greenpeace activists, a freelance photographer, and a videographer are presently being held in Russia on piracy charges. They could face up to 15 years in prison. Not only are they being held unlawfully, but their Greenpeace ship was illegally boarded in international waters. These activists have been refused bail by the Regional Court of Murmansk.  

Stand with organizations like Greenpeace in urging Russia's embassy to help release the ‘Arctic 30’ immediately.

Photo Credit: Olivia Harris/Reuters

Photo Caption: Musician Damon Albarn (C) and actor Jude Law (R) join other demonstrators to protest against the detention in Russia of Greenpeace activists, outside the Russian Embassy in London October 5, 2013.

To: Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak

I’m writing to voice my concern for the crew of the Arctic Sunrise. These brave individuals were drawing attention to environmental threats caused by the exploitation of natural resources in the Arctic.  

Their actions were intended for the purpose of activism, not espionage. 

I stand with organizations like Greenpeace in urging Russia's embassy to help release the ‘Arctic 30’ immediately.

Sincerely,

[Your name here]

Action Updates

  • 30 October 2013

    Piracy Charges Dropped, Hooliganism Charges Upheld

    Russia has dropped charges of piracy against the 30 Greenpeace activists who were arrested in September for protesting Arctic drilling. However, Russia has decided to still charge them with hooliganism, which carries a sentence of up to seven years in prison. Source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/23/world/europe/russia-greenpeace-arctic-piracy/

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