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Four more Arctic 30 detainees released from Russian prison

Press release | 22 November, 2013 at 11:18

Amsterdam, 22 November 2013 – British activist Anthony Perrett and Swiss national Marco Weber, Faiza Oulahsen from the Netherlands and American Peter Willcox were today released from Russian detention, bringing to 15 the number of Arctic 30...

First Russians of the "Arctic 30" released on bail

Video | 21 November, 2013 at 17:19

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...

Murmansk court rejects appeal over arrest of ship Arctic Sunrise

Press release | 21 November, 2013 at 15:02

Amsterdam, 21 November 2013 – The Murmansk Regional Court has today rejected an appeal against the arrest of the ship Arctic Sunrise by Russian authorities.

First Russian nationals among Arctic 30 released from prison

Press release | 21 November, 2013 at 11:57

Amsterdam, 21 November 2013 – Three Russian nationals, part of the so-called Arctic 30, have been released from prison, bringing to four the number of those freed after being granted bail this week by St Petersburg courts.

Ana Paula from Brazil released - first of the Arctic 30 to leave prison

Press release | 20 November, 2013 at 17:57

Amsterdam, 20 November 2013 - Greenpeace International activist Ana Paula Alminhana Maciel of Brazil has today been released from detention, the first of the Arctic 30 to leave prison following the granting of bail by a St Petersburg court.

Bail already posted for nine of the Arctic 30

Press release | 20 November, 2013 at 13:17

Amsterdam, 20 November 2013 - Greenpeace International today said it has already posted bail for nine of the Arctic 30, but does not expect them to be released before the weekend. Lawyers say they are making bail payments - set at 2 million...

Colin Russell Detention Hearing in St Petersburg

Video | 19 November, 2013 at 19:40

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...

Nine more activists granted bail in Arctic 30 case

Press release | 19 November, 2013 at 18:09

Amsterdam, 19 November 2013 - Nine Greenpeace activists were today granted bail in St Petersburg. Twelve of the so-called Arctic 30 have now been told they will soon be released. They were told they will be released from jail if they can provide...

Brazilian and New Zealand activists granted bail in Arctic 30 case

Press release | 19 November, 2013 at 12:47

Amsterdam, 19 November 2013 - Two Greenpeace activists were today granted bail in St Petersburg, becoming the fourth and fifth of the so-called Arctic 30 to be told they will soon be released. Brazilian Ana Paula Maciel, 31, and David Haussmann...

'Two Months of Injustice' Global Day of Solidarity

Video | 18 November, 2013 at 17:00

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...

Arctic 30 doctor given bail in St Petersburg

Press release | 18 November, 2013 at 16:52

Amsterdam, 18 November 2013 - Ekaterina Zaspa, one of the so-called Arctic 30, was today given bail by a court in St Petersburg. The development came on the same day that another detainee was refused bail and ordered to return to jail until...

Arctic 30 activist detained until February by Russian court

Press release | 18 November, 2013 at 12:34

Amsterdam, 18 November 2013 - A court in St Petersburg has ruled that a Greenpeace International activist could remain in jail in Russia until at least February.

Worldwide day of protests mark two months in Russian detention for Arctic 30

Press release | 16 November, 2013 at 12:30

Amsterdam, 16 November 2013 - Thousands of people are today taking part in peaceful protests in 263 cities in 43 countries to express their solidarity with the 30 people who were detained on a Greenpeace International ship by armed Russian...

Authorities apply for three month extension to Arctic 30 detention

Press release | 15 November, 2013 at 13:38

Amsterdam, 15 November 2013 — Russia’s Investigative Committee today announced that it will apply for a three-month extension to the detention of the Arctic 30. They will make the applications in front of a judge at hearings next week.

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

Blog entry by Elena Polisano | 14 November, 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 | 13 November, 2013 at 20:00

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 | 13 November, 2013 at 19:00

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 | 13 November, 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

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Arctic 30 arrive in St Petersburg

Press release | 12 November, 2013 at 11:47

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 | 11 November, 2013 at 19:38

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

Transport of Arctic 30 away from Murmansk begins

Press release | 11 November, 2013 at 8:04

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 | 10 November, 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 | 8 November, 2013 at 15:48

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 | 8 November, 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 | 8 November, 2013 at 14:14

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 | 7 November, 2013 at 16:00

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 | 7 November, 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 | 6 November, 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%...

Greenpeace International statement in response to the International Tribunal for the...

Press release | 6 November, 2013 at 15:22

Hamburg, 6 November 2013 – Following a hearing at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), where the Netherlands brought a case seeking the release of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and its crew, Greenpeace International...

Greenpeace International statement regarding the International Tribunal for the Law...

Press release | 5 November, 2013 at 19:05

Hamburg, 5 November 2013 – Regarding the upcoming hearing at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), where the Netherlands is bringing a case seeking the release of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and its crew, Greenpeace...

'Arctic 30' being moved from Murmansk to St. Petersburg

Press release | 1 November, 2013 at 17:03

Amsterdam, 1 November 2013 - Greenpeace International understands from diplomatic sources that the thirty men and women detained by Russia following a peaceful protest against an Arctic oil platform are being moved from a detention centre in...

Russian Authorities fail to lift piracy charges against Arctic 30

Press release | 1 November, 2013 at 11:15

Amsterdam, 1 November 2013 - Prosecuting authorities in Russia were under fire today after it was revealed that they have failed to lift charges of piracy against the Arctic 30, despite pledging to do so.

Shell signals return to the US Arctic as early as 2014 - Greenpeace International...

Press release | 31 October, 2013 at 18:56

Amsterdam, 31 October 2013 - Earlier today, Shell’s chief financial officer Simon Henry said that the company is ‘putting the building blocks in place’ to drill in Alaskan Arctic as early as next year (1).

Behind the Scenes with the Arctic 30 Support Team

Video | 31 October, 2013 at 18:00

An international team of Greenpeace volunteers and staff is supporting the "Arctic 30" in Murmansk. They provide legal support, put together personalised care and deliver communications work to help those behind bars. The Arctic 30 were arrested...

Gazprom vs. Greenpeace Arctic 30

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 31 October, 2013 9 comments

Russia's overreaction to the Greenpeace Arctic protest — and their ludicrous waffling on the actual charges — will not work out well for Russia. Their extraordinary response will more likely help the global climate movement meet its...

Dear Alex

Blog entry by Amrekha Sharma | 25 October, 2013 3 comments

Alexandra Harris, activist aboard the Arctic Sunrise and member of the Arctic 30, has been in a cell in Murmansk for more than a month on charges first of piracy, and now of "hooliganism" in response to their non-violent protest...

Strong EU support for Arctic 30 does not go unnoticed

Blog entry by Joris den Blanken | 25 October, 2013

Parliaments in democracies the world over are places of vigorous discussion and sometimes fierce debate. Views on either side of the political spectrum are often radically divergent. With members from political parties in all of the...

Arctic 30 say thank you for your support

Blog entry by Birgitte Lesanner | 25 October, 2013 2 comments

Many of you, all around the world, have been kind enough to show your support for the Arctic 30 who continue to be detained in Russia with dark prospects. From the little news we get out of the Murmansk detention centre, one thing is...

Greenpeace International activist charged with hooliganism

Press release | 24 October, 2013 at 19:19

Amsterdam, 24 October 2013 – Russian authorities today formally charged a Greenpeace International activist with hooliganism, a crime that carries a maximum seven year jail term and has been described by the European Parliament as a threat to...

Don’t believe the hype – hooliganism is hardly better than piracy

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | 23 October, 2013 18 comments

Earlier this evening Russian authorities offered the Arctic 30 — currently being held in a freezing jail in Murmansk — what looked like a legal olive branch by dropping piracy charges and replacing them with ones of "hooliganism."* ...

Greenpeace International responds to hooliganism charge

Press release | 23 October, 2013 at 21:18

Amsterdam, 23 October 2013 - Commenting on reports that piracy charges against the Arctic 30 are to be dropped and replaced with a charge of hooliganism, Vladimir Chuprov of Greenpeace Russia said:

Greenpeace International statement in response to Russia's ITLOS comments

Press release | 23 October, 2013 at 12:32

Amsterdam, 23 October 2013 – The Russian Foreign Ministry today announced that it will not accept an international arbitration process at which the Netherlands is seeking the release of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and its...

Global Day of Solidarity for the Arctic 30

Video | 22 October, 2013 at 12:00

A Russian court has charged the Arctic 30 (twenty-eight Greenpeace International activists, as well as a freelance videographer and freelance photographer), with piracy, punishable for up to 15 years in prison.

Dutch request maritime court to order release of Arctic 30

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 22 October, 2013 7 comments

The Netherlands lodged a lawsuit against Russia today at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg, seeking the release of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and its passengers. This is an...

Netherlands pushes demand to release the Arctic 30 and ship – Greenpeace...

Press release | 21 October, 2013 at 19:20

Amsterdam, 21 October 2013 - The Dutch government has lodged a rare application at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), asking it to order the immediate release of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and all those who were...

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