The Greenpeace activists aboard the Arctic Sunrise icebreaker are accused of piracy for trying to stage a protest against oil extraction in the Pechora Sea. They may face 10-15 years in prison.
The Arctic Sunrise ship seized and anchored in the Murmansk seaport after the Greenpeace demonstration near the Russian Prirazlomnaya oilrig in the Pechora Sea may be restored within several weeks, Interfax learned from Greenpeace Russia
The first oil extraction project has been successfully implemented in the Arctic despite large-scale protests from ecologists, including the organization Greenpeace, which is opposed to offshore production on the shelf
The last crewmember of the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise, Italian citizen Cristian D'Alessandro, has received documents confirming that the criminal case opened against him has been dropped under Russia's amnesty law, Greenpeace said on its Twitter page on Thursday
The Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise crew accused of an attack against the Prirazlomnaya oilrig will be eligible for amnesty but the amnesty bill was not drawn up especially to free them from punishment, Russian President Vladimir Putin said
The Russian authorities will likely not allow the foreign crewmembers of the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with their families in their home countries, Ivan Blokov, programs director of the Russian division of Greenpeace, told Interfax on Monday