Environmentalism

Greenpeace To Appeal Detention of Activists in Russia

30 detained after protesting oil rig in the Arctic

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The environmental organisation Greenpeace is to appeal against the detention of 30 of its activists in Russia over a protest in the Arctic.

It demanded their immediate release, after a court in Murmansk remanded 22 of them in custody for two months pending an investigation.

Eight other activists face a new hearing on Sunday.

The crew of the Arctic Sunrise ship, who hail from 18 nations, are accused of "piracy" against an oil platform.