Norway Arrests Greenpeace Ship and 35 Activists During Protest at Arctic Oil Well

Norwegian authorities have detained Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise after a protest at a Statoil contracted drilling rig at Norway's northernmost oil field in the Barents Sea, the environmental group said in a statement. Greenpeace said the vessel and 35 activists were unlawfully detained after entering the exclusion zone of Statoil’s Korpfjell well, halting drilling … [Read more...]

Greenpeace Vessel Released from Russian Custody

Greenpeace reports today that Russia's investigative committee (IC) has annulled the arrest of the M/V Arctic Sunrise which was taken over by Russian security forces in a raid last September. The ship has sat in Murmansk ever since. Reacting to the news, Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo commented: "Millions of people spoke out against the illegal … [Read more...]

Russian Jail Stuns Captain of Greenpeace Ship Sunk by French

Nov. 25 (Bloomberg) -- The captain of a Greenpeace ship released on bail after two months of detention in a Russian prison following an Arctic protest said he and his fellow activists remain in shock at their treatment. American Peter Willcox, who was also in charge of Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior when it was sunk in Auckland in 1985 by a bomb planted by the French … [Read more...]

Russia Grants Bail to Greenpeace Ship Captain

Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) -- A Russian court granted bail to the captain of a Greenpeace ship that carried out a protest against oil and gas drilling in the Arctic as the first of the 30 people detained over the incident left prison. The captain of Arctic Sunrise, American Peter Wilcox, became the 15th to be granted bail, Greenpeace said in an e- mailed statement. A Dutch national … [Read more...]