A video of the landing of officers of the special unit of the Border Department of the Federal Security Service of Russia in the Murmansk region on the vessel of activists of Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise appeared on the Internet
A commentary on the Arctic Sunrise crew action video is described as a “peaceful non-cooperation.” It is also noted that the border guards during the capture behaved correctly, without showing excessive violence.
Recall that on September 18, activists of the international environmental organization Greenpeace, on the Arctic Sunrise icebreaker, decided to hold a rally against the Arctic oil development and tried to climb the Prirazlomnaya platform, which is drilling on the shelf. Their actions were hampered by the border guards of the FSB of Russia.
All 30 activists who were on board were arrested for two months and placed in the detention center of the Murmansk region. In early October, detainees were charged with piracy. Later, the investigation re-qualified the charges on an article on hooliganism.
The decision of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg on the Greenpeace case is expected on November 22.