The “Arctic 30” Greenpeace Activists Sent To St Petersburg Jail!

Greenpeace Activists Sent To St Petersburg Jail

The ‘Arctic 30′, as the group are known, were being held in a detention centre in Murmansk on charges of piracy.

3:38pm UK, Friday 01 November 2013
Armed Russian coastguard arrest two Greenpeace activistsThe group were arrested in September by Russian authorities Pic: Greenpeace

Greenpeace says 30 men and women arrested after protesting against Russian oil drilling in the Arctic have been moved from a detention centre to St Petersburg jail.

The reason behind the move is not yet clear, according to Greenpeace lawyers.

“The detainees shouldn’t be in jail at all,” says Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo.

The ‘Arctic 30’, as the group are known, were being held in a detention centre in Murmansk.

Naidoo says conditions could be worse at the St Petersburg jail.

“There is no guarantee that conditions inside the new detention centre will be any better than in Murmansk. In fact, they could be worse.”

http://news.sky.com/story/1162677/greenpeace-activists-sent-to-st-petersburg-jail

 

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