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Eyes of Arctic 30 turn to Russian parliament on eve of amnesty vote

Press release | 17 December, 2013 at 14:35

Amsterdam, 17 December 2013 - A crucial vote in the Duma (Russian parliament) tomorrow could see the end of legal proceedings against the Arctic 30.

Russian parliament votes for amnesty for Arctic 30

Press release | 18 December, 2013 at 10:57

Amsterdam, 18 December 2013 - The Greenpeace activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic have expressed relief after the Russian parliament voted to grant them amnesty. But they also declared: “There is no...

Lawyers apply for Russian exit visas for Arctic 30

Press release | 4 December, 2013 at 15:01

Amsterdam, 4 December 2013 – Lawyers for the Arctic 30 have this week started to lodge applications with the Investigative Committee seeking exit visas for the non-Russian nationals.

Gazprom begins first production at Arctic 30 oil platform

Press release | 20 December, 2013 at 17:43

Amsterdam, 20 December 2013 - Russian oil giant Gazprom today announced it has produced the first commercial quantities of oil from its controversial Arctic drilling platform Prirazlomnaya in the remote waters of the Pechora Sea. In response,...

First case dropped against Arctic 30 activist, exit visa sought

Press release | 24 December, 2013 at 16:03

St Petersburg, 24 December 2013 – UK national Anthony Perrett today became the first Arctic 30 activist to have the criminal case against him dropped. He has now requested an exit visa from the Federal Migration Service to allow him to leave Russia.

Good news on Christmas Day for Arctic 30

Press release | 25 December, 2013 at 12:29

St Petersburg, 25 December 2013 – The final chapter in the legal ordeal of the Arctic 30 began today as the group was asked to attend a meeting at Russia’s powerful Investigative Committee, where the criminal case against them is being dropped en...

First of the Arctic 30 get visas to leave Russia

Press release | 26 December, 2013 at 11:32

St Petersburg, 26 December 2013 – Arctic 30 activist and UK national Anthony Perrett has today been given a visa in his passport from the Federal Migration Service allowing him to leave the country.

First of the Arctic 30 leaves Russia

Press release | 26 December, 2013 at 18:32

St Petersburg, 26 December 2013 - The Arctic 30 are leaving Russia. Swedish activist Dima Litvinov is on a train and heading for the border. He will enter Finland at 20:30 local time (17:30 GMT).

100 days after they were seized, Arctic 30 are leaving Russia

Press release | 27 December, 2013 at 10:01

St Petersburg, 27 December 2013 – The Arctic 30 are going home. They are leaving Russia today and over the weekend. A plane carrying five Britons and a Canadian took off shortly after 11:30 am local time from St Petersburg airport, heading for...

UPDATE: 25 foreigners among Arctic 30 leave Russia

Press release | 28 December, 2013 at 10:48

St Petersburg, 28 December 2013 – Twenty-five of the 26 foreigners among the Arctic 30 have left Russia for home. The last activist will leave the country on Sunday.

Last foreign Arctic 30 activist leaves Russia

Press release | 29 December, 2013 at 14:46

St Petersburg, 29 December 2013 – Activist and Polish national Tomasz Dziemianczuk has left Russia, the 26th and final foreign member of the Arctic 30 to leave the country. This signals a new chapter in the campaign to save the Arctic.

Greenpeace: Current draft of Russian amnesty does not include Arctic 30

Press release | 11 December, 2013 at 12:39

Amsterdam, 11 December 2013 - Lawyers for Greenpeace International believe the draft text of a Russian amnesty to be voted on by the Duma (the Russian parliament) would be unlikely to benefit the Arctic 30.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

UK’s Phil Ball released, 29th Arctic 30 detainee to be freed from prison

Press release | 25 November, 2013 at 13:03

Amsterdam, 25 November 2013 - Phil Ball from Oxford in England today became the 29th Arctic 30 detainee to be released from detention in St Petersburg. Only Australian Colin Russell remains behind bars in Russia for his part in a peaceful protest...

Australian Arctic 30 activist Colin Russell bailed after 71 days detention

Press release | 28 November, 2013 at 12:24

Amsterdam, 28 November 2013 – Australian activist Colin Russell has been granted bail today by a St. Petersburg court, the last of the Arctic 30 detainees to be ordered released on bail after a peaceful Arctic oil drilling protest. He has spent...

Dutch government finalises bank guarantee for release of Arctic 30

Press release | 29 November, 2013 at 20:00

Amsterdam, 29 November 2013 - The Dutch Foreign Ministry said today it has finalised a bank guarantee of 3.6 million euros in compliance with a binding ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) ordering Russia to release...

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...

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...

'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...

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).

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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 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...

Arctic sea ice reaches minimum extent for 2013 as Greenpeace activists are held in...

Press release | 20 September, 2013 at 21:42

Amsterdam, 20 September 2013 - US Scientists have announced that Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its sixth lowest extent in recorded history this year. The news comes as 30 Greenpeace activists remain in the custody of Russian security...

Greenpeace activists scale Gazprom drilling platform, two arrested in Arctic oil protest

Press release | 18 September, 2013 at 7:19

Pechora Sea, 18 September 2013 – Two Greenpeace International activists have been arrested during a protest in the Russian Arctic, while two others are now scaling Gazprom’s oil drilling platform to stop it becoming the first company to produce...

UPDATE: Greenpeace climbers arrested, shots fired in ongoing Russian Arctic oil protest

Press release | 18 September, 2013 at 10:16

Pechora Sea, September 18, 2013 - Two Greenpeace International activists have been arrested after climbing a Gazprom oil platform in the Russian Arctic, during a peaceful protest that has prompted a disproportionate use of force by the Russian...

Update: Russian piracy charges against Greenpeace

Press release | 2 October, 2013 at 20:44

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 charges laid against Greenpeace International activists

Press release | 3 October, 2013 at 18:24

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...

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

Press release | 5 October, 2013 at 16:00

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...

Arctic Sunrise captain refused bail in Russia

Press release | 14 October, 2013 at 17:33

Amsterdam, 14 October 2013 - The captain of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and one other activist have been refused bail in Russia.

Greenpeace International bail appeals refused as Brazil president speaks out

Press release | 11 October, 2013 at 15:06

Amsterdam, 11 October 2013 - Appeals for bail by lawyers for Phil Ball and Kieron Bryan, both British citizens, were today refused by the Regional Court of Murmansk.

Stars launch campaign to save the Arctic

Press release | 21 June, 2012 at 14:22

Rio de Janeiro, June 21, 2012 - Hollywood actors have joined forces with rock stars, environmentalists, polar explorers and business leaders to launch a bid for a global sanctuary in the Arctic. The campaigners are demanding that oil drilling and...

7 Greenpeace victories you made possible in 2014

Blog entry by Greenpeace USA | 27 December, 2014

It's been a great year for Greenpeace and our supporters. Getting toxic chemicals out of our clothes. Putting sustainable seafood in our grocery stores. Giant internet companies breaking away from climate-denying lobbyists. We could go...

The best OSPAR movies in history

Blog entry by Sara del Río | 29 April, 2015

But... what does OSPAR, the Convention for the Protection of the marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic have to do with movies? During its 23 years of existence, OSPAR and its delegates have played a key role taking bold...

And the OSPAR goes to… the Arctic!

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | 27 April, 2015 1 comment

Yes, that is not a typo. The OSPAR Award. A long awaited Award that the Arctic well deserves. But, what is an OSPAR? The OSPAR Convention is an international agreement of 15 European countries (Arctic and non Arctic states)...

5 reasons 2014 was an amazing year for Arctic protection

Blog entry by Trillia Fidei | 29 December, 2014

It's been a historic year for our campaign to Save the Arctic. Hard to believe as it is, we only launched back in 2012, but our movement has grown to over six million and is getting stronger every day. Here are five major things we...

Norway's offshore drilling puts Arctic Ocean at risk

Blog entry by Rick Steiner | 22 August, 2014 3 comments

As Norway pushes further into the Arctic with offshore oil drilling, the corresponding environmental risks have increased significantly. The Barents Sea is one of the richest, most unique marine ecosystems in the world, with...

How big oil tries to win us over using stealth tactics

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 12 June, 2014 6 comments

What does it take to run a successful, modern oil company? You'd be forgiven for thinking it's just drills, pipelines, and lawyers. But there's an even more crucial element - the trust and approval of people like you and me. One...

Power drilling: When an oil rig is a political weapon

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 26 May, 2014 1 comment

You may not have heard about the Paracels and the Spratlys. These two island chains, located in the South China Sea, have for years been at the epicentre of a heated controversy between neighbouring countries. Since early May 2014,...

Is there a future for Greenland without Arctic oil?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 14 March, 2014 1 comment

For the past four years I've been visiting the beautiful country of Greenland, trying to prevent dangerous oil drilling that would cause havoc to the unique and fragile wildlife and nature here. But ever since I started working in...

Shell's Arctic albatross

Blog entry by James Turner | 30 January, 2014

'God save thee, ancient Mariner! From the fiends, that plague thee thus! Why look'st thou so?' 'With my cross-bow I shot the Albatross.' Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1798 A little over ten...

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