October 3rd, 2013
01:29 PM ET

Russia charges 30 in Greenpeace protest

Russian authorities have charged all 30 people aboard a Greenpeace ship with piracy after two activists tried to scale an oil platform in a protest of Arctic drilling last month, the Russian Investigative Committee said Thursday.

The charging began Wednesday and finished Thursday. If convicted, the 28 activists and two freelance journalists could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.

None of the 30, who hail from at least 18 countries, pleaded guilty, the committee said.

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  1. saywhat

    Greenpeace activists are treated similarly almost everywhere.

    October 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ronvan

    IF you are going to act like fools then be prepared to suffer the consequences!

    October 4, 2013 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |