29 of 30 Greenpeace activists get bail November 22, 2013
Russia eases charges against Greenpeace activists October 23, 2013
Drugs found on Greenpeace ship, Russia says October 10, 2013
Russia charges Greenpeace activists with piracy October 2, 2013
Russian court jails 8 more Greenpeace activists September 29, 2013
Greenpeace to appeal jailing of activists September 28, 2013
Russian commandos seize Greenpeace ship September 20, 2013
Greenpeace says its ship enters Russian Arctic August 25, 2013
The crew's other 14 members were similarly charged the day before.
In addition to Russia the activists hail from 17 other countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Britain, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States.
The Russian Coast Guard seized the Greenpeace ship and all the people it was carrying following the Sept. 18 protest at the offshore platform owned by Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom. The activists are now in custody in the northern city of Murmansk.
Greenpeace denies any wrongdoing and describes the charges as absurd.
The platform, which belongs to Gazprom's oil subsidiary, is the first offshore rig in the Arctic. It was deployed to the vast Prirazlomnoye oil field in the Pechora Sea in 2011, but its launch has been delayed by technological challenges. Gazprom said in September that it was going to start pumping oil this year but did not provide the exact date.
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