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BREAKING : Arctic 30 Granted AMNESTY !

Environment  (tags: Arctic 30, Greenpeace, activists Russia, Visa, freed, environment )

- 706 days ago -
Amsterdam, 18 December 2013 - The Russian parliament has today formally adopted an amnesty that will end legal proceedings against the Arctic 30. The activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic have expressed relief, .

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Angelika R. (145)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 8:14 am
Check out these GREAT NEWS- they will be home for Christmas i assume, even if Russian authorities will probably issue the visas only very last minute style..

Ben Oscarsito (364)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 8:20 am
I can hardly believe it!

Angelika R. (145)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 8:21 am
but it is TRUE -halleluja :-)

Angelika R. (145)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 8:24 am
I guess we could assess this as a broad action of distraction from all other issues-such as Sotchi, the new outrageous deal with Ukraine, the clashes Lavrov had with EU in Brussels negotiation and much more negativ stuff coming out of Russia

Angelika R. (145)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 8:26 am
regardless and no matter why-we are happy and celebrating their release after way too long time held illegally!

Victoria Oakey (128)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 8:41 am
Gladly noted. Thank you for the information.

Natasha Salgado (672)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 9:13 am
This is so great! Finally real freedom coming...thx Angelika

Frances Darcy (231)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 9:34 am

Sue H. (6)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 9:39 am
Wonderful news, thanks. Not sure that I'll believe it 'til they are all home safe.

Angelika R. (145)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 9:44 am
For anyone interested in more details about this newly passed law by Duma:> (haven't read it myself yet, heard eloquent report on local radio, though.)

Angelika R. (145)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 9:50 am
As a general bottom line-ALL of European commentators value this action as counteract to the wide critcism about HR violations, especially SOTCHI:

JL A. (287)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 11:43 am
great news--thanks for posting!

jess b (24)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 11:54 am
Happy for them all. ty

Beatriz Blauth (36)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 2:58 pm
Finally some good News!!!!!!

Tom Tree (236)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 10:05 am
Awesome News!
Thanks for sharing this !

Chaz Chaz berlusconi (91)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 10:28 am

Angelika R. (145)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 10:38 am
Guess you all by now have also heard that this amnesty INCLUDES PUSSY RIOT and EVEN tycoon Khodorkovsky .

Michael A. (28)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 11:23 am

Maria Mohoric (46)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 2:53 pm
good for them! tks

Robert O. (12)
Friday December 20, 2013, 12:34 am
Best news I've heard all day (or night). Thanks Angelika.

John De Avalon (36)
Friday December 20, 2013, 1:42 am
Good news.

Gvapo T. (22)
Friday December 20, 2013, 5:00 am

Daniel Partlow (189)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 6:35 am
Took the Russians long enough! Still glad they did!!
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