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Dear Twitter Hero,

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Page - October 14, 2013
We're coming to you today with a simple ask.

As you may know, 30 of our friends and colleagues are detained in Russia right now, after a peaceful protest in the Arctic.

They took action because they know it is wrong to exploit melting ice to drill for more of the oil that is warming our world. The Arctic 30, including a freelance photographer and a freelance videographer, have been refused bail and charged with piracy.

It is an absurd accusation that carries a maximum 15 year jail sentence. Help us free them.

As South Africans, we have a rich history of civil protest in the face of injustice. We know the value of freedom of speech and how easily it can be taken away – which is why we can’t let injustice like this go on. We have a duty to protect the values our parents, grandparents, and fellow citizens fought for.

Can you please help us by tweeting about this to your followers?

We've asked you because you're one of the most well-known Twitter users in South Africa, and we'd like you to become a Twitter hero for the 30 people who are currently in a cell in Russia.

Here are some ideas for you to tweet:

If you believe in the right to peaceful protest, and putting the planet before profit, then you should sign this: http://bit.ly/18dOeqk


"We can change the world. It is in your hands to make a difference" -- Mandela. Make a difference today:


This week will mark 30 days of detention for the  -- Take action now to help end it:


"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" -- Martin Luther King Jr. That's why I'm taking a stand >>



Thank you for standing up for the right to peaceful protest.

Yours sincerely,

The Greenpeace Africa team.