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Greenpeace Activists Detained for Arctic Oil Protest Moved to St. Petersburg Jail


Environment  (tags: activism, human rights, Arctic 30, environment, conservation, nature, humans, government )

Cal
- 311 days ago - globalpost.com
Thirty Greenpeace activists detained in Russia for protesting at an oil rig in the Arctic have been moved to a jail in St. Petersburg



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Ben B. (39)
Monday November 11, 2013, 8:24 pm
Despite the concerns over the conditions in the St Petersburg prison, which I would've thought would be universal for all Russian prisons, at least St Petersburg isn't quite as isolated as Murmansk. Thanks for posting Cal.
 

lee e. (114)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 12:26 am
These guys made a huge mistake - while I totally agree with their position - they did a foolish and illegal mistake!
 

Mari 's (1364)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 2:49 am
And when is Russia going to jail for putting all of humanity in danger, Russia is exacerbating Climate Change / global climate change, do they care? Russia should be charged with crimes against humanity not Greenpeace. And the Ambassadors are doing what? Not their job!!!
 

Frances Darcy (218)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 2:58 am
noted
 

(8)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 3:35 am
Quelle grave erreur ils commettent ! L'humain peut tellement Ítre bÍte.
 

Roger M. (0)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 4:09 am
Thanks for the update on this.
 

Joy Wong (75)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 4:15 am
Noted, thanks for sharing.
 

Marija Mohoric (50)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 4:32 am
Tks for update! Just unbelievable.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 5:08 am
Thanks.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 5:20 am
At least they are facing a lesser charge but I am not confident they will have a fair trial or quick one.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 6:16 am
Just release them!
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 6:43 am
I agree with Lee. This was foolhardy and they've played into Russian hands.....or prison.
 

. (0)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 7:03 am
They should let them go. Thanks for sharing, Cal.
 

Chaz Berlusconi (72)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 7:20 am
I do hope that they will be released soon.. I think it is grossly unfair for them to be detained in this way
 

Jeaneen A. (129)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 8:52 am
The only illegal action was taken by the Russians in arrest innocent people having a peaceful protest. Russia SUCKS! Why is President Obama ignoring htis and not fighting for their freedom from these communist creeps!
 

Shanti S. (0)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 11:30 am
Thank you.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 2:27 pm
Immoral laws, laws against humanity, need to be broken, and I have the utmost admiration for those who break them knowing the dangers, as these activists did. Anyone who thinks they waould have fared better in the west needs to look at whistleblowers, indigenous peoples, the Texas farmer who pointed out that fracking made his water flamable and is now being sued for defamation, and other heroes. I can hope for them to be released but i cannot expect it. We can best honor them by not being complicit with immoral powers.
 

Apolonia Pl (400)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 2:30 pm
Thanks God!... St. Petersburg will be frozen later than Murmansk so they can survivie this winter....
 

Ondine J. (133)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 4:03 pm
Noted,thanks
 

S J. (116)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 4:10 pm
Noted, thanks. Good, they are far from Putin.
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 11:59 pm
Do not give up on the activists, these are the people who change the future for a better world.
This was the best thing that has happened, now the world knows what is going on in the Arctic and in Russia.
Release the prisoners, Putin.
Boycott the Winter Olympics

Love
 

Pat A. (117)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 8:26 am
Thanks Cal - important news, I sign every petition from Greenpeace...
 

Amanda H. (0)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 9:50 am
Noted and thanks for the update
 
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