Judge Yanai President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea gestures during the proclamation of sentence in Hamburg

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November 22, 2013

Judge Shunji Yanai, President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) (C) gestures during the proclamation of sentence in Hamburg November 22, 2013.An international maritime tribunal on Friday ordered Russia to release a Greenpeace ship and 30 people arrested in a protest against Russian Arctic oil drilling. The Netherlands asked the Maritime Court to order Russia to release 30 Greenpeace activists , which were involved in the September 18 protest against Russia’s first offshore Arctic oil rig. The Netherlands also wants Russia to release the activists’ Dutch-flagged vessel Arctic Sunrise. Yanai said the application from the Netherlands for the provisional release had been accepted by the votes of 19 judges to two. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer (GERMANY – Tags: CRIME LAW ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

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