Russia drops piracy charges against Arctic Greenpeace activists

Russia has dropped the piracy charges against the Greenpeace activists arrested in the Arctic last month, it’s being reported. Security forces seized Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise ship after protestors attempted to scale Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya oil rig – detaining all 30 on board, including two freelance journalists. Vladimir Markin, the head of the Investigative Committee told Russian […]

Greenpeace brands Russia’s piracy allegations as ‘desperate’

Greenpeace International has dismissed new charges of piracy by Russian authorities, branding them a “desperate attempt” to justify what the group calls “the illegal boarding” of its ship in international waters. The Russian Coast Guard boarded the environmental group’s ship ‘Arctic Sunrise’ last Thursday and “held the people on board at gunpoint” following what Greenpeace […]