Berlin – The detained in Russia Greenpeace activists have been implicated in various detention centers in the Murmansk region, according to the environmental organization, after hours of interrogation. “This is completely incomprehensible,” said Ivan Blokow of Greenpeace Russia’s Interfax news agency. He accused the authorities on illegal practices. The organization sent out on Wednesday morning, a statement that there have been allegations give written only five of those affected.
The judiciary is investigating the crew members of the ship “Arctic Sunrise” due to excessive tape piracy. It be by law, up to 15 years in prison The detained activists were injured in the Arctic Ocean, the Russian sovereignty and threatens the security environment in the region, the investigating authority in Moscow said on Tuesday.
The activists were protesting against the planned oil exploration in the Arctic. Russian security forces had prevented the protests on Thursday, boarded the “Arctic Sunrise” – and then brought into the vicinity of the port of Murmansk. The environmental organization, the accusations strictly back and calls for the release of the activists.
Berlin Greenpeace demonstrated outside the headquarters of Gazprom Germania, the German subsidiary of the Russian state company Gazprom, for the release of the activists against oil drilling in the Arctic. The Russian human rights ombudsman Vladimir Lukin, pleaded for an extremely lenient sentence for the environmentalists. He hoped that the leadership understand that the goals of the activists’ sublime and noble were right, “said Lukin compared to Interfax.
Greenpeace chief Kumi Naidoo turned in an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE directly to the Russian head of state: “We call on President Putin to release our activists immediately.” After four days without access to the “Arctic Sunrise” he was “deeply concerned,” said Naidoo. Naidoo was even climbed in the summer of 2012 on the “Prirazlomnaya” platform, where the “Arctic Sunrise” had protested in the past week. Putin has so far not commented on the matter.
“Arctic Sunrise”: Greenpeace ship in the harbor near Murmansk
Source: Greenpeace, as of 24.09.2013
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