Civil Liberties

Russian Coast Guard Seizes Greenpeace Ship, 30 Activists

Could face terrorism charges


The Russian coast guard is towing a Greenpeace ship toward the nearest port after armed officers stormed it following a protest against oil drilling in Arctic waters.

The agency said today that the ship's captain refused to operate the Arctic Sunrise, so a coast guard ship has arrived at the scene to tow the ship to the city of Murmansk. The trip will take three to four days.