Russia: Release the “Arctic 30” Immediately

Russia: Release the “Arctic 30” Immediately

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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.

Updates & News

  • Oct 30 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/