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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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Transport of Arctic 30 away from Murmansk begins

Press release | November 11, 2013 at 7:04

Amsterdam, 11 November 2013 – The transport away from Murmansk of 30 men and women detained by Russia following a peaceful protest at an Arctic oil platform started at around 5:00am Monday, local time.

A day of tribute to all environmental heroes

Blog entry by Hilde Stroot | November 10, 2013 2 comments

Celebrate all the ordinary people doing extraordinary things to safeguard our future. My friends and colleagues — the Arctic 30 — remain in their cold cells for defending the Arctic, but they are not alone. The environmental...

Greenpeace International releases new footage of Arctic Sunrise boarding

Press release | November 8, 2013 at 14:48

Amsterdam, 9 November 2013 – Greenpeace International today released previously unseen footage taken during the boarding and seizure of the ship Arctic Sunrise by armed Russian security officers following a peaceful Arctic oil protest.

Friends in high places - the Arctic 30 receive political support all over the world

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | November 8, 2013 1 comment

It's not often that the President of Brazil, the Vice President of Iran, the Chancellor of Germany, the Argentinian Senate, the EU parliament, Burma's opposition leader, 13 Nobel Peace Prize winners, and hundreds of parliamentarians...

Arctic Sunrise seized by Russian security agents

Video | November 8, 2013 at 13:14

Previously unseen footage shows the moment the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise was boarded and seized by Russian security agents in international waters on September 19. The footage shows Greenpeace International activists and crew responding...

Arctic 30: Letters from Prison

Video | November 7, 2013 at 15:00

The Greenpeace Arctic 30 are in prison for standing up to oil drilling in the melting Arctic. From their cells in Murmansk, they have written letters to families, friends and supporters across the world. This is their story... in their own words.

Arctic 30 - 50 days of injustice in their own words

Blog entry by Esther Freeman | November 7, 2013 1 comment

As we reach 50 days of detention of the Arctic 30, here is a collection of their tweets and letters, telling their story in their own words. "BREAKING: Helicopter hovering above Arctic Sunrise, rope dropping down. We think the...

In Russia, the future of the Arctic is up for debate

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | November 6, 2013

The Russian public are far less sure than Gazprom about the question of drilling in the Arctic. In a poll produced by Russian research agency FOM , 42% said drilling and mining in the Arctic was not appropriate. Just behind the 45%...

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