Russia closes case against Greenpeace over raid on oil rig in 2013


Greenpeace activists' attempted raid on Russian oil rig

Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship was seized by Russian border guards on September 19th in international waters within Russia's exclusive economic zone a day after two Greenpeace activists scaled the Prirazlomnoye drilling rig in the Pechora Sea, the southeastern part of the Barents Sea. Federal investigators have launched a maritime piracy case against the vessel’s crew.

13:50 01/10/2014 The Russian Investigative Committee has closed a hooliganism case against Greenpeace activists that scaled Gazprom drilling rig in the Pechora Sea in September 2013. More »
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