Russia Drops Charges Against Greenpeace Activists

MOSCOW, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Russia formally dropped criminal charges against Greenpeace activists arrested in a protest over Arctic oil drilling on Wednesday, under a Kremlin amnesty extended to all 30 who had been facing up to seven years jail if convicted. The environmental group said 29 of the 30, who are still in Russia after being freed on bail, have now been amnestied … [Read more...]

International Maritime Tribunal Orders Release of Greenpeace ‘Arctic 30’

By Michael Hogan HAMBURG, Germany, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The U.N. maritime tribunal on Friday ordered Russia to release a Greenpeace ship and 30 people arrested in a protest against Russian Arctic oil drilling, most of whom have just been released from detention on bail. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg said it had accepted a request from the … [Read more...]