Arctic 30

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Image: Maddy Russell, daughter of detainee Colin Russell gives a speech at a solidarity event at the Sydney foreshore attended by around 200 people. © James Alcock / Greenpeace

Colin 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. 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.