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Russians Charge All Greenpeace Activists On Arctic Sunrise With Piracy

All Greenpeace activists on the Arctic Sunrise have been charged with piracy by the Russians.

All Greenpeace activists on the Arctic Sunrise have been charged with piracy by the Russians.

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has been towed into the northern Russian port of Murmansk, and all 30 activists have been charged with piracy by the Russian authorities.

The story is still breaking so is there is a certain amount of variance between the reports coming in.

abc News:

Russia filed piracy charges Tuesday against Greenpeace activists who tried to climb onto an offshore drilling platform in the Arctic owned by the state-controlled gas company Gazprom.

The activists are on a Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, which was seized last week by the Russian Coast Guard and towed Tuesday into a port near Murmansk.

It was unclear how many of the 30 activists on board face piracy charges, which carry a potential prison sentence of up to 15 years and a fine of 500,000 rubles (about $15,500). The Investigative Committee, Russia’s federal investigative agency, said it would question all those who participated in the protest and detain the “more active” among them.

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