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Greece Supports Arrested Greenpeace Activists

aktivistes2The environmental organization is mounting a global campaign to support the 30 Greenpeace activists, held in Russian prisons, this Saturday, October 5 in Athens.
Greenpeace calls everyone to be at 18:00 at Dionysiou Areopagitou and Parthenonos Street, close to the Acropolis Museum, to demonstrate and demand these people’s freedom.
More than 780,000 people from all over the world have already addressed the Russian authorities, asking the liberation of all activists, who, as members of the Arctic Sunrise crew, were arrested and imprisoned in Russia.
Among them : the Argentinian Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, WWF, Friends of the Earth and the actor Ewan Mc Gregor.
The 30 activists, including an independent photographer and a videographer, participated on September 18 in a peaceful protest on Gazprom’s oil extracting platform, Prirazlomnaya, against oil drilling in Arctic waters. They have been charged with piracy, an offense that carries a prison sentence of between 10 and 15 years.

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