Greenpeace To Appeal Detention of Activists in Russia

30 detained after protesting oil rig in the Arctic


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.