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Greenpeace International responds to the Russian Investigative Committee's latest...

Press release | October 9, 2013 at 14:58

Amsterdam, 9 October 2013 - In response to allegations made by the Russian Investigative Committee that narcotics were found on board the ship Arctic Sunrise and that more charges were being considered, Greenpeace International made the following...

Greenpeace International head urges meeting with President Putin

Press release | October 9, 2013 at 8:17

Amsterdam, 9 October 2013 – Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo has written to President Vladimir Putin offering to travel to Moscow as early as possible to meet with the Russian President, in an effort to end the continued...

Greenpeace International activists and freelance photographer refused bail in Russia

Press release | October 8, 2013 at 16:18

Murmansk, 8 October 2013 - The Regional Court of Murmansk today rejected an application made by lawyers for two Greenpeace International activists and a freelance photographer that they be released on bail (1).

Emergency solidarity protests worldwide to free journalists and Greenpeace activists...

Press release | October 5, 2013 at 14:00

Amsterdam, 5 October 2013 – Thousands of people are today taking part in an emergency day of solidarity protests around the world to demand the release of 30 people imprisoned in Russia after they were detained aboard a Greenpeace ship in the...

Greenpeace International applauds Dutch arbitration over Arctic 30

Press release | October 4, 2013 at 14:51

Amsterdam, 4 October 2013 – The Dutch government today announced that it would initiate arbitration proceedings against Russia under the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea to secure the release of 28 Greenpeace International activists, plus a...

Piracy charges laid against Greenpeace International activists

Press release | October 3, 2013 at 16:24

Amsterdam, 3 October 2013 - A further 15 Greenpeace International activists and a Russian freelance photographer were today charged with piracy in Murmansk. This means that all 28 activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, as well as two...

Update: Russian piracy charges against Greenpeace

Press release | October 2, 2013 at 18:44

Amsterdam, 2 October 2013 - Thirteen Greenpeace activists and a freelance video journalist have now been charged with piracy under Article 227 of the Russian Criminal Code. The maximum sentence, if convicted, is 15 years in a Russian jail. A...

Piracy charge against Arctic activists 'an assault on peaceful protest' - Greenpeace

Press release | October 2, 2013 at 9:55

Amsterdam, 2 October 2013 - The Russian state prosecutor today laid charges of piracy against a Greenpeace activist who protested against oil drilling in the Arctic. A freelance videographer has also been charged with piracy, which carries a...

Eight more Greenpeace International activists detained in Russia following Arctic oil...

Press release | September 29, 2013 at 19:20

Amsterdam, 29 September 2013 - A further eight Greenpeace International activists have been detained for two months in Russia pending an investigation into possible charges of piracy. The eight will join 22 others, including a freelance...

Greenpeace demands 'immediate' government response on climate change as activists are...

Press release | September 27, 2013 at 11:07

Stockholm, 27 September 2013 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today approved the first of a series of four reports that will make up the Fifth Assessment Report (1). It warns of an alarming escalation of impacts – but also...

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