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BREAKING : Arctic 30 Granted AMNESTY !

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

- 1585 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 (143)
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 O (171)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 8:20 am
I can hardly believe it!

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 8:21 am
but it is TRUE -halleluja :-)

Angelika R (143)
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 (143)
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 (124)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 8:41 am
Gladly noted. Thank you for the information.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 9:13 am
This is so great! Finally real freedom coming...thx Angelika

Frances D (135)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 9:34 am

Sue H (7)
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 (143)
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 (143)
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 (281)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 11:43 am
great news--thanks for posting!

fly b (26)
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 T (246)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 10:05 am
Awesome News!
Thanks for sharing this !

Gail Ring (89)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 10:28 am

Angelika R (143)
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

Marija M (32)
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 (179)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 6:35 am
Took the Russians long enough! Still glad they did!!
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