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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.

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All Arctic Sunrise crewmembers amnestied

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

Putin speaks his mind

Marina Obrazkova

The Russian president supported Ukraine, praised Snowden, defended the U.S. intelligence services and offered to work with Greenpeace during his annual marathon Q&A session

Putin: Arctic Sunrise crew eligible for amnesty

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 crew of the Arctic Sunrise: life at liberty

Denis Sinyakov / Lenta.ru

On November 28, 2013, the last arrested crew member of the Arctic Sunrise, radio operator Colin Russell, was released from custody. The other 29 Greenpeace activists arrested after their vessel was seized by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) in the Pechora Sea had been freed a few days earlier. Reunited, the whole team celebrated the moment.

Court releases on bail Arctic Sunrise crewmember Russell

The St. Petersburg City Court has granted bail to Australian national Colin Russell, the radio officer of the Greenpeace-operated vessel Arctic Sunrise, who had been the only Arctic Sunrise activist remaining in custody until recently

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