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The Arctic 30 have left Russia

The criminal prosecution of the Arctic 30 has been terminated after the Russian parliament adopted an amnesty decree marking the 20th anniversary of the country’s constitution. The non-Russian nationals were granted exit visas to leave the country and all of them have finally returned home. They spent more than three months in detention, despite the fact that the seizure of their ship and the imprisonment of the activists were deemed illegal by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. As one activist said, "They didn't lock us up for what we did. They locked us up for what we stood for." Their act of civil disobedience was a courageous stand against destructive Arctic oil drilling and the onslaught of climate change.

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"Dear Vladimir...": Ex-Beatle Sir Paul writes to Putin calling for Arctic 30 release

Blog entry by Elena Polisano | November 14, 2013 5 comments

Support for the Arctic 30 just went pop. In a really good way. And Sir Paul McCartney just made a sure-fire bid to become my favourite Beatle. Today on his website Sir Paul published a personal letter to Vladimir Putin, in which the...

Save the Arctic and Free the Arctic 30

Video | November 13, 2013 at 19:00

The Arctic is majestic, extreme, and extremely fragile. Companies like Gazprom and Shell want to drill for oil, putting the entire planet at risk. Now 30 men and women are imprisoned in Russia for trying to stop this destruction and protect the...

Gazprom Protest At European Autumn Gas Conference

Image | November 13, 2013 at 18:00

Five Greenpeace Belgium activists hold hand banners reading: "Gazprom: Don't Destroy The Arctic', during the Brussels European Autumn Gas Conference. Greenpeace demands that Gazprom cease their high-risk oil exploration in the Arctic. The...

Support from the Amazon to the Arctic

Blog entry by Anne Dingwall, Security Advisor | November 13, 2013 29 comments

A small group of us had been working in Manaus, deep in the Amazon, for two years. We were exposing illegal logging operations and making some enemies in the process. The Amazon was isolated and violent. Assassinations of...

The Arctic 30 Arrive in St Petersburg

Slideshow | November 12, 2013

Arctic 30 arrive in St Petersburg

Press release | November 12, 2013 at 10:47

Amsterdam, 12 November 2013 – The train carrying 30 men and women detained after a peaceful protest at a Gazprom Arctic oil platform arrived today in St Petersburg. Greenpeace International confirms the train arrived at St Petersburg’s Ladozhsky...

Arctic 30: Lara Litvinov speaks out for her brother Dima

Video | November 11, 2013 at 18:38

Lara Litvinov speaks out about her brother Dima who has been imprisoned in Russia following a peaceful protest to protect the Arctic. 2013-11-11

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