Sydney, September 26, 2013 - According to media reports (1), Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that the 30 Greenpeace International activists detained by Russian authorities after an Arctic drilling protest are ‘obviously not pirates’, but has suggested that they may have broken international laws. He made these remarks at an Arctic forum in Salekhard.
Amsterdam/Sydney, 27 September 2013 — Greenpeace International condemned a series of Russian court rulings today which left dozens of activists in custody pending investigations into a peaceful Arctic oil protest. The group insisted it would not be intimidated and its lawyers would lodge an appeal seeking their
Amsterdam, 29 September 2013 - A further eight Greenpeace International activists have been detained for two months in Russia pending an investigation into possible charges of piracy. The eight will join 22 others, including a freelance videographer and freelance photographer, detained on Thursday following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling. Greenpeace International pledged to appeal all 30 detentions.
Sydney/Amsterdam, 16 October 2013 - Greenpeace International activist Frank Hewetson (UK) has been refused bail by the Regional Court of Murmansk in Russia on Tuesday, bringing the number of rejected bail appeals to 10
Sydney, 18 October 2013. At the conclusion of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) annual meeting in Adelaide today, Greenpeace and the Australian Marine Conservation Society slammed the announcement of increased quotas for southern bluefin tuna and called for a 'zero catch' as the only way to ensure survival of a species decimated by overfishing.
Sydney/Amsterdam, 17th October 2013 - Eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates including Archbishop Desmond Tutu have written a joint letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin offering their support to twenty eight Greenpeace International activists, a freelance photographer and a freelance filmmaker who are being detained in a Russian prison whilst they are investigated for allegations of piracy.