Arctic Sunrise

Activists of the environmental organization Robin Wood hold placards depicting Russia's President Vladimir Putin and former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (L) as they demonstrate in front of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg. The Tribunal was holding a hearing into the dispute between the Netherlands and Russia over the seizure by Russian forces of a Dutch-flagged Greenpeace vessel 'Arctic Sunrise'.

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Activists belonging to the environmental group Robin Wood hold placards protesting against Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder as they demonstrate in front of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg. The tribunal was holding a hearing into the dispute between the Netherlands and Russia over the seizure by Russian forces of the Dutch-flagged Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise.

Greenpeace International activist Sini Saarela from Finland at the Murmansk Regional. Sini Saarela is one of the 'Arctic 30' who are now in custody charged with piracy, punishable for up to 15 years in prison.  The Netherlands said today it has taken Russia to the world's maritime court in order to free 30 crew members of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise, charged with piracy after protesting Arctic oil drilling.

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Greenpeace International activist Sini Saarela from Finland at the Murmansk Regional Court. Sini Saarela is one of the ‘Arctic 30′ who are now in custody charged with piracy, punishable for up to 15 years in prison. The Netherlands said today it has taken Russia to the world’s maritime court in order to free 30 crew members of Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise, charged with piracy after protesting Arctic oil drilling.