More from Greenpeace indicted by Russia for piracy

Fourteen and counting

Russia has raised its indictments for piracy against Greenpeace campaigners to 14.

Thirty from Greenpeace remain behind bars in the Russian city of Murmansk, as Russian authorities continue their investigation and prosecution for the boarding of Russia’s Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Pechora Sea.  Russian security officers fired automatic Machine gun fireweapons as a warning, seized the vessel Arctic Sunrise and towed it into Murmansk.  (Details here and here).

The parents of those accused are upset and pleading for their children’s release.  The BBC quotes the father of Alex Harris, a Greenpeace communications employee, as saying, “She was just looking forward to seeing polar bears and never thought for one minute this sort of thing would happen.”Greenpeace campaigner behind bars in russia 2

The father of detained Greenpeace crewman Kiernan Bryan is trying to distance his son from the rest because he carried a video camera; labeling him a “videographer and freelance journalist.”  Mr. Bryan’s father apparently hopes that his son will receive a softer outcome than the rest if they can trigger international customs in place for the protection of journalists.

The Russian investigation continues with more indictments expected.

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  • Laura Griffin

    That’s odd. I didn’t know that polar bears are now taking up residence on Russian oil rigs. Silly bears. They’re not going to find any seals there!

  • Mike Bromley

    I can’t believe the presumptuousness of these people. To think that they can attempt boarding a RUSSIAN platform and be greeted with a “oh, that’s OK, we welcome protests”, is laughable. “Mummy, I just wanted to see da polar bears, and take pics 4 U”….

  • ” … She was just looking forward to seeing polar bears … ”

    Right. If this was such an utter surprise to that person, when will we find out he’s enlisted a high-powered lawyer to sue Greenpeace for misrepresenting this thing as a ‘sight-seeing cruise’?

    Hilarious thing about far-left enviro activists is how they expect the public to think down at their same level. The truth is what ‘feels right’, and nobody should question anything they say.