Environmental campaign group Greenpeace said Wednesday it is seeking to obtain documents allowing its foreign activists being prosecuted by the Russian authorities to return home to their families for Christmas.
- 19:39 30/11/2013
The Netherlands has prepared a bank guarantee of 3.6 million euros ($4.8 mln) in compliance with a ruling by an international court ordering Russia to release the Arctic Sunrise ship and its 30-member crew, Greenpeace said on its Russian website Saturday.
- 18:46 29/11/2013
- 16:39 28/11/2013
- 14:29 28/11/2013
Greenpeace activist Dimitri Litvinov plays down talk that he is a dissident, but the inspiration of his father, who braved the repressive Soviet regime to stand up for human rights, remains clear in his actions.
- 18:55 25/11/2013
- 03:55 25/11/2013
The U.S. captain of the Greenpeace ship seized by the Russian coast guard described on Sunday the stress and fear he and the other 29 people on board felt when they were thrown into Russian jails, with no idea when they would get out.
- 15:58 23/11/2013
- 21:41 22/11/2013
All but two of the 30 people detained during a Greenpeace protest in the Arctic Sea had been released on bail from Russian detention facilities by Friday evening, the environmental group said on its Twitter account.
- 19:10 21/11/2013
The Greenpeace activists detained in Russia over a protest at an Arctic oil rig should be granted clemency, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday as 10 of them were released and many others granted bail.
- 22:45 20/11/2013
Maggy Willcox stayed up all night in bed watching a live Internet feed of Wednesday’s bail hearing nine hours away in St. Petersburg for her husband, a Greenpeace activist awaiting trial for a protest at an Arctic Sea oil rig.
- 21:00 20/11/2013 Originally posted at 16:53. Updated throughout the day.
A Greenpeace activist was released on bail from a Russian detention facility Wednesday, taking her first steps out of jail since she and a group of fellow campaigners were detained during an Arctic Sea protest almost nine weeks ago.
- 19:36 19/11/2013 Original story posted at 11:31, updated throughout the day.
- 23:58 18/11/2013 Originally posted at 18:45
- 14:25 18/11/2013
Greenpeace activists currently facing trial in Russia after mounting a protest at oil drilling in the Arctic Sea have few complaints about prison conditions but are being hampered by the language barrier, a state rights watchdog said Monday.
- 09:48 16/11/2013
US pop star Madonna and Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard have called for the release of Greenpeace activists and journalists jailed in Russia after an abortive protest against oil drilling in the Arctic Sea.
- 13:53 14/11/2013
Veteran British musician Paul McCartney has appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to release Greenpeace activists jailed after mounting an abortive protest against oil drilling in the Arctic Sea.
- 16:20 12/11/2013
Thirty activists and journalists detained by Russian authorities aboard a Greenpeace icebreaker were Tuesday relocated to detention centers in St. Petersburg, after spending more than six weeks imprisoned in the Arctic city of Murmansk.
- 11:20 11/11/2013
- 21:40 10/11/2013
- 16:57 08/11/2013
Russia lashed out Friday at the Netherlands for what it says was its failure to prevent a Dutch-registered Greenpeace icebreaker seized by Russian border guards in September from entering Arctic waters.
- 14:55 06/11/2013
As an international tribunal got underway Wednesday in Hamburg over Greenpeace activists imprisoned in Russia, the environmental organization launched boats along the Moscow River in protest over Russia’s boycott of the hearing.
- 13:53 05/11/2013
Activists and journalists detained aboard Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise icebreaker remain in detention in the Arctic city of Murmansk, despite a decision being made to take them to St. Petersburg, a defense lawyer said Tuesday.
- 23:42 04/11/2013
David Anderson of the United Kingdom was on Monday appointed an ad hoc judge in a case against Russia’s detention of Greenpeace activists, to be heard by an international maritime tribunal later this week.
- 18:21 01/11/2013
The Russian authorities have now filed hooliganism charges against all the Greenpeace activists detained in mid-September during a protest at a state-owned oil rig in Arctic waters, the environmental organization said on Friday.
- 02:47 29/10/2013
Russian authorities have pressed hooliganism charges against four more Greenpeace activists detained last month during a protest at a state-owned oil rig in Arctic waters, a Greenpeace spokesperson said.
- 20:47 28/10/2013
- 15:12 26/10/2013 Originally posted at 14:51
A Greenpeace activist staged a protest in support of his colleagues currently jailed in Russia by dangling from the Eiffel Tower in a tent for several hours on Saturday, ending his show of encouragement only when firemen removed him from the site.
- 23:20 25/10/2013
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg will begin hearings on November 6 into a case of Greenpeace activists being detained by Russian authorities during a protest at an oil rig in the Arctic Pechora Sea.
- 12:00 24/10/2013
Defense lawyers for activists held on board a Greenpeace ship last month will insist that all charges leveled by the Russian authorities against them be dropped, the organization’s spokesman said Thursday after the original piracy charges were reduced to hooliganism.
- 21:52 23/10/2013 Originally posted at 20:14, Updated throughout the day
- 15:03 23/10/2013 Updated throughout the day.
- 21:11 22/10/2013
A Russian political activist says he has unearthed court papers showing that an oil platform targeted by a Greenpeace protest is not technically a ship, in effect rendering the ongoing piracy case against an international group of environmentalists inadmissible.
- 22:14 21/10/2013
- 19:52 21/10/2013
- 20:05 18/10/2013 Originally posted at 17:09
- 16:46 17/10/2013
The number of people detained in Russia last month onboard a Greenpeace ship that has been denied bail rose Thursday to 16 after a court ordered Australian radio operator Colin Russell to remain in custody until November 24.
- 15:54 17/10/2013
- 20:32 15/10/2013
External parties should refrain from interfering in Russia’s case against Greenpeace activists whom it has charged with piracy over a September protest on an Arctic oil rig, Russia’s foreign minister said Tuesday.
- 19:42 14/10/2013 Originally published at 15:55
A court in Russia’s Arctic port city of Murmansk continued to reject bail appeals from Greenpeace activists detained last month on piracy charges, ruling Monday to leave three more of them behind bars pending trial.
- 19:34 11/10/2013
A human rights adviser to the Kremlin has called for prosecutors to drop piracy charges against a group of Greenpeace activists, saying the case is tantamount to accusing them of gang-raping an oil platform.
- 12:27 11/10/2013
A Russian court in the northern city of Murmansk on Friday rejected bail appeals by UK nationals Philip Ball and Kieron Bryan, who were among 30 people arrested and charged with piracy over a Greenpeace protest in the Arctic in September.
- 18:58 09/10/2013 Originally posted at 16:17, updated throughout the day
Russian investigators said Wednesday that drugs have been found on board a Greenpeace ship seized last month, raising the threat of new charges against a group of activists and journalists awaiting trial on suspicion of piracy.
- 13:05 09/10/2013
The head of environmental campaign group Greenpeace has offered Wednesday to move to Russia in exchange for the release on bail of activists and journalists jailed there last month in a letter to President Vladimir Putin.
- 18:11 08/10/2013 Originally posted at 13:05.
A court in Russia’s Arctic port city of Murmansk ruled Tuesday that three Russian nationals detained onboard a Greenpeace ship seized last month amid accusations of piracy should stay behind bars pending trial.
- 20:41 05/10/2013
- 15:21 05/10/2013 Originally posted at 11:51
The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday lashed out at the Netherlands over its failure to stop the Dutch-flagged Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, a day after the Dutch Foreign Minister said he views Russia’s actions – seizing the ship and crew – as illegal.
- 22:47 04/10/2013
- 16:50 04/10/2013
- 06:42 04/10/2013
Russia’s Presidential Human Rights Council has sharply criticized the arrest and piracy charges against a prominent Russian freelance photographer who was on an assignment to cover a Greenpeace protest action at a Gazprom oil rig in the Arctic.
- 01:52 04/10/2013
- 22:56 03/10/2013
Russian authorities on Thursday completed pressing piracy charges against all 30 people detained aboard a Greenpeace icebreaker that was used in a protest where activists attempted to climb up a Gazprom oil rig in the Arctic.
- 18:38 03/10/2013
- 17:30 02/10/2013 Originally posted at 11:54, updated throughout the day
Russian investigators on Wednesday started charging a group of environmental activists detained aboard a Greenpeace icebreaker during their protest at an offshore oil rig in the Arctic last month, with at least 14 of the detainees formally charged with piracy, Greenpeace said.
- 20:09 01/10/2013
Greenpeace has collected more than 700,000 signatures on a petition to release its activists who are currently behind bars in Russia after protesting at an Arctic oil rig, the environmental organization said on Twitter on Tuesday.
- 17:35 30/09/2013
Russia’s Investigative Committee said Monday that Greenpeace’s attempt to scale a Russian oil rig in the Arctic in protest against drilling in the region earlier this month had posed a threat to the platform’s staff and constituted a crime.
- 22:19 29/09/2013
A Russian court on Sunday remanded to two months’ pretrial detention the last of 30 people detained aboard a Greenpeace ship being used to protest a Gazprom oil rig in Arctic waters, the environmental activist group said on Twitter.
- 17:29 28/09/2013
- 11:42 27/09/2013
- 19:52 26/09/2013 Originally Published at 16:02
A Russian court ruled to put a group of foreign and Russian Greenpeace activists behind bars for two months Thursday over their protest at an offshore oil drilling platform in the Arctic last week, the environmental group said.
- 19:25 25/09/2013
- 15:28 25/09/2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin weighed in Wednesday on the debate over the Greenpeace activists who were detained and face piracy charges after protesting at a Russian oil rig in the Arctic Ocean, criticizing their actions as dangerous.
- 14:11 25/09/2013 Originally posted at 11:59
Russia’s top investigative body said Wednesday that 30 Greenpeace environmental activists involved in staging a protest at a Russian offshore Arctic oil platform last week were placed in pre-trial detention overnight following the opening Tuesday of a criminal case into piracy.
- 19:00 24/09/2013 Originally posted at 14:34
Russian authorities made good on earlier threats to pursue legal action against Greenpeace activists on Tuesday, opening a criminal case into piracy against environmental activists who staged a protest at a Gazprom offshore oil platform in the Arctic Ocean last week.
- 13:57 23/09/2013
More than 40 environmental groups have written to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking him to release a Greenpeace icebreaker and its crew detained last week over protests at Gazprom’s offshore oil rig in the Arctic Ocean, the World Wildlife Fund said Monday.
- 20:40 20/09/2013 Originally posted at 17:32
Russian authorities said Friday that a seized Greenpeace icebreaker was being towed from the Arctic Pechora Sea to the port of Murmansk, where it will be investigated for “piracy” over its alleged attack on a Gazprom oil rig.
- 00:27 20/09/2013
A standoff between environmentalists and Russian authorities in the Arctic got a few degrees hotter Thursday, with Kalashnikov-toting men reportedly seizing a Greenpeace ship sailing under the Dutch flag, hours after Moscow announced it had handed the Dutch ambassador a diplomatic note expressing concern over the activists’ protest a day earlier.
- 13:52 18/09/2013
Greenpeace activists staged a protest at an offshore oil drilling platform in the Russian Arctic on Wednesday morning, during which two protesters were arrested and the Russian Coast Guard fired warning shots across Greenpeace's ship, the environmental lobbying group said.
- 19:39 30/11/2013
Case Against Greenpeace Activists
On September 18, 2013, an international group of activists from the environmental organization Greenpeace staged a protest in Arctic waters, trying to board a Russian oil rig operated by a subsidiary of the state-controlled gas giant Gazprom. The activists were detained for a time and Russian investigators opened a criminal case into the incident.