Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Meanwhile Away From Home...

Greenpeace Activists from Arctic Sunrise Charged with Piracy

Today the following charges were levied by Russian authorities against Greenpeace Activists:

October 02, 2013

14.50 - UK activists Alexandra Harris and Philip Ball are officially charged with piracy.
14.30 - Argentinian activist Camila Speziale, Dutch activist Faiza Oulahsen, Dutch crew member Mannes Ubels, Polish activist Tomaz Dziemianczuk, and a Russian crew member are officially charged with piracy.
14.00 - UK activist Anthony Perrett and a Ukranian crew member have been officially charged with piracy.
11.20 - Greenpeace activists in Germany chained themself to a Gazprom gas pump at a petrol station in Berlin at the same time the activists and journalists of the Arctic Sunrise, which had peacefully protested at a Gazprom oil platform, were formally charged with piracy.
10.50 - Russian activist Roman Dolgov, Finnish activist Sini Saarela, and Swedish/American activist Dima Litvinov are officially charged with piracy.
09.50 - Crew member Ana Paula Alminhana Maciel from Brazil and freelance videographer Kieron Bryan from UK are charged with piracy.
Responding to the news, Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo said: “A charge of piracy is being laid against men and women whose only crime is to be possessed of a conscience. This is an outrage and represents nothing less than an assault on the very principle of peaceful protest. Any claim that these activists are pirates is as absurd as it is abominable. It is utterly irrational, it is designed to intimidate and silence us, but we will not be cowed.”

Here is a link to the complete timeline since September 18, 2013

"It ain't easy being Greenpeace."

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