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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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The Arctic 30 Return Home

Slideshow | December 30, 2013

Sini Saarela Travels Home

Slideshow | December 30, 2013

The Arctic 30 thank YOU for your support

Video | December 29, 2013 at 14:00

All of the Greenpeace 'Arctic 30' have now returned home, having been detained in Russia for 100 days following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling. Through this video, they would like to express their gratitude to all those around the...

Arctic 30 Released On Bail

Slideshow | November 25, 2013

Arctic 30 members released on bail - Joyful moments in Saint Petersburg

Video | November 23, 2013 at 12:31

Compilation featuring the emotional moments experienced by those members of the Arctic 30 who have this week been granted bail and released from prison in Saint Petersburg. 2013-11-22

First Russians of the "Arctic 30" released on bail

Video | November 21, 2013 at 16:19

Freelance photographer Denis Sinyakov and Greenpeace activist Andrey Allakhverdov are released on bail from St Petersburg detention centre SIZO 1. They were arrested in September 2013 by Russian authorities following a Greenpeace protest against...

Colin Russell Detention Hearing in St Petersburg

Video | November 19, 2013 at 18:40

Colin Russell delivers a powerful speech to media during his detention hearing at Primorskiy Court in St. Petersburg. The Russian Investigative Committee is applying to keep the detainees in prison for a further three months while they...

'Two Months of Injustice' Global Day of Solidarity

Video | November 18, 2013 at 16:00

On Saturday 16th November 2013, at events at 265 cities in 43 countries, thousands of people took part in a day of solidarity to mark two months since the Arctic 30 were detained following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling on...

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