Russia: Greenpeace activists posed ‘real threat’

September 30, 2013 | By | Reply More

Sep 30, –  The Investigative Committee’s statement on Monday is further indication that Russia is determined to prosecute the environmental activists for the Sept. 18 protest at the oil platform. All 30 people who were on board the Greenpeace ship, including two journalists, have been jailed for two months pending the investigation.

hromedia - Russia Greenpeace activists posed 'real threat'Russia’s investigative agency says Greenpeace activists posed a “real threat” to the security of personnel on an offshore drilling platform in the Arctic.

The Investigative Committee said charges would be filed soon, but did not specify whether it is still considering charging the activists with piracy, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The investigators said they are continuing to search the Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, and have seized some equipment and documents.

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