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Greenpeace International welcomes Tribunal ruling ordering Russia to release to Arctic 30

Press release | 25 November, 2013 at 14:30

Hamburg, 23 November 2013 – The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea today ordered the Russian Federation in a binding ruling to release the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and the 28 activists and two freelance journalists on board upon...

Arctic30: Adelaide resident Jonathon Beauchamp (NZ) granted bail, Australian Colin...

Press release | 21 November, 2013 at 21:41

Sydney/St Petersburg 21 November 2013. In court hearings today in St Petersburg, Australian permanent resident Jonathan Beauchamp (NZ) who lives in Adelaide, Ruslan Yakushev (Ukraine) and Frank Hewetson (UK) were granted bail, bringing the total...

Arctic30: AUST Resident Alex Harris (UK) granted bail, AUST Ambassador visits Russian...

Press release | 20 November, 2013 at 22:51

Sydney/Amsterdam, 20 November 2013 - At court hearings this morning Faiza Oulahsen from the Netherlands and British citizen Alexandra Harris who is permanent resident of Australia and works in Greenpeace's Sydney office became the 13th and 14th...

Arctic30: Nine more activists granted bail, Australian Colin Russell refused bail

Press release | 20 November, 2013 at 6:51

Sydney, Amsterdam November 20th: Nine Greenpeace activists were yesterday granted bail in St Petersburg. Twelve of the so-called Arctic 30 have now been told they will soon be released. But Australian Colin Russell, was refused bail on Monday.

Arctic 30: Brazilian & NZ activists granted bail, Australian Colin Russell bail refused

Press release | 19 November, 2013 at 22:17

Sydney 10:10PM, Amsterdam November 19th: Two Greenpeace activists from Brazil and New Zealand were today granted bail in St Petersburg, becoming the fourth and fifth of the so-called Arctic 30 to be told they will soon be released, while...

Arctic30: Australian Colin Russell imprisoned for 3 months more, 3 Russians granted bail

Press release | 19 November, 2013 at 11:55

Canberra, 19 November - A St Petersburg Court has agreed to an application to extend the detention of 59 year old Tasmanian and Greenpeace ship radio operator Colin Russell for a further 3 months until 24 February 2014. This means he could be...

Arctic 30 Australian Colin Russell detained until February by Russian court

Press release | 19 November, 2013 at 9:14

SYDNEY, 10PM MONDAY 18 November - In breaking news a court in St Petersburg has ruled that a Greenpeace International activist Australian Colin Russell could remain in jail in Russia until at least February.

Greenpeace Arctic30: Family of Australian Colin Russell visit Parliament, call on...

Press release | 18 November, 2013 at 14:49

Canberra, 18 November 2014.On the day Tasmanian Colin Russell will be in a St Petersburg court for a hearing to determine if his pre-trial detention will be extended for three months, his wife and daughter joined Independent Member for Denison Mr...

Industrial fishing in the Pacific is out of control: Greenpeace

Press release | 18 November, 2013 at 6:58

Suva, 18 November, 2013 – Comprehensive measures need to be put in place to reduce fishing capacity to save the region’s tuna fisheries, Greenpeace Australia Pacific urged in a new report launched today.


Press release | 16 November, 2013 at 12:28

16 November 2013, Sydney/Amsterdam. Family of Australian Colin Russell and Manly resident Alex Harris today expressed their dismay at news that Russia’s Investigative Committee yesterday announced that it will apply for a 3 month extension to the...

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