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The last of the Arctic 30 gets bail

Posted by Esther Freeman — 28 November 2013 at 5:48pm - Comments
Colin Russell at his detention hearing in St Petersburg
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Amazing news! This morning Colin Russell was in court in St Petersburg to appeal the decision that he should not be released on bail. Not even four minutes after we learned that his hearing had started, news came that Colin had been granted bail.

LIVE: watch the Arctic 30 court hearings

Posted by jamie — 19 November 2013 at 11:26am - Comments

Watch the court proceedings live from St Petersburg, where the detention hearings for the Arctic 30 are taking place. And follow updates from Twitter below - they're coming from Russia and around the world so of course don't necessarily reflect our thoughts or views.

Gazprom's emergency ships take a break from “permanent” duty

Posted by Nic S — 18 November 2013 at 7:11pm - Comments
Thanks for the image, Gazprom.
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Gazprom, the Russian oil company that claimed the Arctic 30 carried something “resembling a bomb”, are not famous for safety. However, their news site claims that they have implemented “permanent” emergency vessels to deal with an Arctic disaster:

Ten reasons why Shell are complicit in the detention of the Arctic 30

Posted by efreeman — 12 November 2013 at 4:48pm - Comments
Shell and Gazprom - partners in Arctic drilling?
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In a recent press statement Shell said they had "zero-point-zero percent to do with the situation in Russia." Here are ten reasons why they are 100% involved in the detention of peaceful protestors.

Arctic 30: Your questions answered

Posted by efreeman — 12 November 2013 at 1:34pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Greenpeace / Jonas Scheu

As the Arctic 30 reach day 55 of their detention, pressure grows around the world for their release. Messages of support have flooded in via social media, email and snail mail. However, along with them a few questions: what is David Cameron doing? Should I lobby my MP? Why on earth are you targeting Shell? We’ve taken a sample of your questions and provided some answers.

Incredible new footage of the moment special forces boarded the Arctic Sunrise

Posted by petespeller — 8 November 2013 at 1:03pm - Comments

We've just received incredible new footage that shows the moment Russian special forces abseiled onto the heli deck of the Arctic Sunrise and detained the crew at gun point.

Arctic30 say thank you for your support

Posted by Birgitte Lesanner — 25 October 2013 at 4:02pm - Comments

Many of you, all around the world, have been kind enough to show your support for the Arctic30 who continue to be detained in Russia with dark prospects. From the little news we get out of the Murmansk detention centre, one thing is clear - your solidarity really does make all the difference. Here are some personal messages of thanks from the Arctic30 back to you:

It started with Gazprom and it ends with Gazprom

Posted by victoriah — 24 October 2013 at 4:25pm - Comments
Shell and Gazprom - partners in Arctic drilling?
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It took one call from the crew on Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya rig to have an armed squad of Russia’s special forces there within an hour. The very next day, Russian agents illegally boarded the Arctic Sunrise and arrested all 30 people on board.

The group of 28 activists and two journalists are now being held in Russian jail on trumped-up hooliganism charges, for peaceful protest against drilling for oil in the Arctic.

"Thank you very much for your kind words, love and care" - Marco's letter to you

Posted by Fran G — 14 October 2013 at 2:22pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace

Swiss activist Marco Weber, who is currently being held in a Russian prison along with 29 others following the storming of the Arctic Sunrise by Russian agents on 19 September, has written a letter of thanks to all the people supporting the Arctic 30. In it he explains why he believes that people power is necessary to protect the Arctic and how the support of the public is keeping him going.  

Letter home: "I'm preparing myself for a lengthy sentence"

Posted by petespeller — 14 October 2013 at 11:27am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Dimitri Sharamov / Greenpeace

Freelance videographer Kieron Bryan who was arrested when Russian special forces stormed the Arctic Sunrise on September 19th has written a letter home in which he talks about his fears for a lengthy sentence, life in a Russian prison and Spur's latest result.

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