Dutch Take Action to Free Greenpeace Activists

Arrested for piracy by Russia


The Netherlands has launched legal action to free 30 Greenpeace activists charged in Russia with piracy.

The group was arrested last month over a protest on an Arctic oil rig owned by state-controlled firm Gazprom.

Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans said he was also acting to free the Dutch-flagged Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise.