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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...

Share your support

Background | 21 October, 2013 at 16:18

Support our brave Arctic Defenders - grab an image for your facebook or twitter feed! Use these banners on your website or blog. Link to our action page here: http://www.greenpeace.org/freeouractivists?shareablegraphics or use the code next to...

Battling extreme weather on Mt Everest to join the call to #FreeTheArctic30

Blog entry by Zhong Yu | 18 October, 2013 5 comments

I've been to Mount Everest thirteen times, mostly to climb, but twice to investigate glacial evidence of climate change. This year I thought I came back to ride. My friend Nancy and I rode 1,500 kilometres on bicycles over the course...

6 men in balaclavas break into grounds of Greenpeace office in Russia

Blog entry by James Sadri | 18 October, 2013 20 comments

Security camera footage from the Greenpeace office in Murmansk - where campaigners and lawyers are working to free the Arctic 30 - shows six men in balaclavas jumping the fence and breaking into the grounds of the shared building. ...

Arctic activists on board the Arctic Sunrise

Video | 18 October, 2013 at 15:00

Thirty Greenpeace activists were detained when Russian security agents took the Arctic Sunrise by force on September 19 in the Pechore Sea. In this video, made in the same waters during protests against the dangerous drilling of the same...

Global protests call for release of Arctic 30 as masked men break into grounds of...

Press release | 18 October, 2013 at 14:56

Amsterdam, 18 October 2013 - As the Arctic 30 face their 30th day of imprisonment by Russian authorities, nearly 10,000 people are taking to the streets at more than 100 events in 36 countries to call for their immediate release.

30 Days of Injustice List of Events

Background | 18 October, 2013 at 13:50

Today, 18 October 2013, marks the 30th day in which the Arctic 30 have been held by authorities in Murmansk, Russia. The world widely acknowledges that this is a heavy-handed response by authorities towards the Arctic 30's brave, peaceful protest...

Award-winning photographer dedicates prize to Denis Sinyakov and Arctic 30

Blog entry by Daniel Beltrá, Freelance Photographer | 17 October, 2013 4 comments

It was a very special night for me: I received second place at the prestigious Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year. My prize was for a series of photographs I had taken for Greenpeace International as John Novis had commissioned...

Eleven Nobel Peace Prize winners write to Russian President Vladimir Putin over...

Press release | 17 October, 2013 at 10:00

Amsterdam, 17 October 2013 - Eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates including Archbishop Desmond Tutu have written a joint letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin offering their support to twenty eight Greenpeace International activists, a...

30 things you can do for the Arctic 30

Blog entry by JulietteH | 16 October, 2013 26 comments

We continue to be overwhelmed by the amount of support, messages, letters, posters, sent to us for the Arctic 30. Many of you have written to us asking what more you can do to help them, especially when you are far away from cities...

Mothers of the disappeared want the Arctic 30 to come home

Blog entry by Dannielle Taaffe | 16 October, 2013 37 comments

Google them and the words 'bravery', 'audacity', and 'justice' are among the first to pop up. Thousands of articles, stacks of books and scores of songs – even one by U2 - have been dedicated to them. The Mothers of the Plaza...

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