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What do the experts say?

Posted by bex — 2 October 2013 at 9:29am - Comments
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Russian security services seize the Arctic Sunrise at gunpoint

A great number of legal experts have commented on the boarding and seizure of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and on the piracy charges against the Arctic 30. Here is a selection:

Open thread: Call out for your ideas to help Free the Arctic 30

Posted by Nic S — 30 September 2013 at 5:23pm - Comments
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Together, we are strong.

As of yesterday, all 30 of the men and women who were aboard the Arctic Sunrise are being detained for two months in Russian jail, without charge. We must not let such blatant intimidation succeed. With the combined support of 4 million of us, who all want to see the Arctic protected, there is nothing we can’t do. Now is the time for creative action. Please add your suggestions and ideas on what we can do together to the comments below. I will read every one of them.

Arctic 30 to be held in Russian jail pending piracy investigation

Posted by Jessica Wilson — 27 September 2013 at 10:38am - Comments

Today in a court in Murmansk, Russia, the Arctic 30 were seen by six judges. No charges were laid, but all 30 are still being detained; 22 are being held for two months as Russian authorities pursue an investigation around piracy charges while eight are being held for three days awaiting a new hearing. Their names and status are below, alphabetically by nationality.

To hell and back to Save the Arctic

Posted by Camila Speziale — 18 September 2013 at 5:22pm - Comments
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This morning at 4 a.m. I hugged my fellow climbers good luck before heading out to climb Gazprom's oil platform, the Prirazlomnaya, from the Arctic Sunrise. 

Every act of peaceful rebellion adds up

Posted by Kumi Naidoo — 18 September 2013 at 3:56pm - Comments
Five activists attempted to climb the 'Prirazlomnaya,'
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A Russian Coast guard officer is seen pointing a gun at a Greenpeace International activist.

I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning with my stomach in knots as I scrambled to check my twitter feed and email. 

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