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Russia Says Greenpeace Activists to Face Additional Charges


Environment  (tags: activism, activists, Greenpeace, arrested protestors in Russia, law, environment, ecosystems, protection, politics, world )

Cal
- 262 days ago - uk.reuters.com
Russian is to press additional charges against several Greenpeace activists who were arrested for a protest at the country's first offshore Arctic oil rig, investigators said



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Susan Allen (221)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 4:36 pm
Noted and shared.
 

tasunka m. (333)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 5:41 pm
noted, this IS A STICKY SITUATION
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 7:03 pm
I'm afraid they're ''loading his gun"....giving him the excuses he wants.
 

Alfred Donovan (44)
Friday November 8, 2013, 12:37 am
Greenpeace have in the past given evidence against Sea shepherd and condemned their actions as violent.Now we find them doing the same thing and expect sympathy as they have consistently split the conservation movement I will not be signing any petition to free them.
 

John S. (297)
Friday November 8, 2013, 3:45 am
"Greenpeace has always said its protest was entirely peaceful." But they videoed ramming the ship.
 

Jan Simon (0)
Friday November 8, 2013, 4:34 am
Thanks for the update on this.
 

Marija Mohoric (50)
Friday November 8, 2013, 5:02 am
thanks for sharing, Cal
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Friday November 8, 2013, 5:16 am
:-((((((((((((((((((((((( & GRRRRHH !!!
 

Col N. (56)
Friday November 8, 2013, 5:28 am
Hmmm.. this is a bit worrying. Greenpeace are always activist (they always push the envelope on what is legal) and so trying to say this was peaceful, when the video evidence is so damning.. is a difficult one. However, intentions were not for anything more than to stop the drilling in the arctic (commendable), so to add new charges (especially when world leaders are asking for their release) seems just a tad provocative by the Russians....

it seems to me, that the Russians are just gearing up here. They don't recognise the international treaties on these waters and they certainly made sure they put their flag on the pole...I think there is going to be a bit of a shoving match going on up in the Arctic between the Russians and other nations and the Greenpeace activists will be the barganing chips... watch this space!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday November 8, 2013, 6:20 am
thank you
 

Dave C. (213)
Friday November 8, 2013, 6:34 am
noted, thanks, Cal
 

Jeaneen A. (111)
Friday November 8, 2013, 6:49 am
Greenpeace does such wonderful work in saving this planet. They do not deserve jail time for a peaceful protest. Putin is the one that should be in prison for his crimes against the planet. Russian does not respect any life human, animal, or planet. Russia and the Ukraine SUCK!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday November 8, 2013, 8:28 am
Much as I disagree with oil exploration and drilling in the Arctic or Antarctica for that matter; the fact of the matter is they ignored the warnings and attempted to access the platform. That constitutes reckless endangerment of the workers lives on the platform and it is a chargeable offense.
I think the Russians should levy a hefty fine and let them off with time served. However due to their duplicity I will not be signing any petitions for their release.
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Friday November 8, 2013, 10:10 am
Noted
 

Nimue P. (226)
Friday November 8, 2013, 10:58 pm
noted
 
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