#AceWorldNews Greenpeace said it will sue Russia before the European Court of Human Rights for the detention of its members last year during a protest against Arctic drilling.
The 30 Greenpeace activists and journalists were detained – and their ship was seized – by Russian forces in September as they protested at an offshore oil rig owned by state energy firm Gazprom.
The 30 were held for around two months before being allowed bail and amnesty. Greenpeace is seeking compensation and an admonishment for the detention, as they say it was illegal to imprison them for a peaceful protest based on rights enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights, which Russia has approved.
“We think the Arctic 30 were apprehended and detained in flagrant violation of applicable international and Russian laws,” said lawyer Sergey Golubok.
RT – News Sources