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Image: Greenpeace International activist Alexandra Harris (from United Kingdom) is taken to the Investigative Committee in Murmansk by police escort, charged with hooliganism and piracy. She is one of the 'Arctic 30' (twenty-eight Greenpeace International activists, as well as a freelance photographer and a freelance videographer) facing charges in Russia for a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling in the Pechora Sea. © Dmitri Sharomov / Greenpeace
The Arctic is melting before our eyes, and these brave activists stand in defiance of those who wish to exploit this unfolding crisis to drill for more oil. Greenpeace International insists that the charges are unjustified, and that Russian authorities boarded the Arctic Sunrise illegally in international waters. Several international legal experts have supported that view. Take action and demand their release.