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Arctic Sunrise 30 may face extended detention in Russia
The Arctic Sunrise 30 have been held in Russian prisons for 2 months, and the Russian government is preparing hold them for another 90 days.
(updated 11-18-13) 28 Greenpeace activists and 2 reporters may face another 90 days in prison without trial. Russia's Investigative Committee has already begun filing the papers required by Russia's court system to hold the "Arctic Sunrise 30" while they complete their investigation of alleged crimes committed during a protest in September that resulted in the seizure of a Greenpeace vessel named "Arctic Sunrise".
On Saturday, requests for the extended pre-trial detention of 6 activists were filed, and today, Monday, the investigators are getting results in court. We may eventually see all of the Arctic 30 detained for another 90 days, unless unless the rising tide of appeals from celebrities, world leaders and YOU have an effect on the Putin regime. Consider signing the petition.In this video released last week by Greenpeace, we see their ship boarded and siezed by Russian security agents 2 months ago:
links for now, more updates soon.
Video from September 19, 2013, when 28 activists and 2 reporters were detained by Russian security agents. http://www.youtube.com/embed/H-6g_ciK8fA
The link here will get you live updates from Greenpeace - the 3 released on bail are:
Russian Ekaterina Zaspa
Russian freelance photographer Denis Sinyakov
and, as of 21.00
Russian Andrey Allakhverdov
Australian Colin Russell wasn't so lucky, Greenpeace lawyers will appeal.