March 17, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The environmental advocacy organization Greenpeace International on Monday filed a lawsuit against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of the Arctic 30, a group of Greenpeace activists who spent two months in a Russian jail following a peaceful protest against drilling in the ...[read more]
December 24, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
Greenpeace International announced on Tuesday that Russian authorities dropped criminal charges against the first of 30 people accused of taking part in a Greenpeace protest in the Arctic. The 30 jailed activists were accused of hooliganism after they staged a protest on an Arctic oil rig in ...[read more]
November 28, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
A Russian court on Thursday granted bail to Australian Colin Russell, one of the 30 Greenpeace International crew members detained since their September protest against Arctic oil drilling. Greenpeace says Russell will be released from prison as soon as the court accepts the organization's two- ...[read more]
November 23, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on Friday ordered the release of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise as well as the release of the 28 activists and two freelance journalists who were arrested on board the ship, upon payment of a €3.6 million euro bond ...[read more]
November 22, 2013
by Lauren Laing
A Russian court on Wednesday released on bail the captain of a Greenpeace International ship, one of the last activists awaiting trial on charges of hooliganism in St. Petersburg. Captain Peter Willcox was granted bail two months after he was arrested for his involvement in a Greenpeace protest. ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The Primorsky Court in St. Petersburg granted bail on Tuesday to seven Greenpeace International activists awaiting trial on charges of hooliganism. The activists, who may be released on bail, are from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Italy, New Zealand and Poland. Bail was set at 2 million rubles ( ...[read more]
November 18, 2013
by Max Slater
A Russian court on Monday refused to release one of 30 activists for Greenpeace International who were detained in September while trying to board an oil rig. Russian authorities arrested the Greenpeace activists in September for attempting to scale an oil platform owned by a Russian energy ...[read more]
October 22, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The Dutch government on Monday asked the UN-backed International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) to order Russia to return a ship used by Greenpeace International and the activists who were arrested on board the ship. The ship had been used to stage a protest over oil drilling. The 28 ...[read more]
October 5, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Netherlands filed a complaint against Russia on Friday in the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea alleging that the country has unlawfully detained Greenpeace activists it apprehended from a Dutch-registered ship. Specifically, the Netherlands have challenged the manner in which the ...[read more]
August 15, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Kumi Naidoo, on Tuesday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to refrain from implementing a new law that labels rights groups that receive overseas funding as "foreign agents," a term often associated with "spies" in Russia. The law, already ...[read more]

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