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Saturday, 11 November 2017

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Justice served in Greenpeace Arctic 30 case as Russia ordered to pay the Netherlands €5.4 million in damages
An international tribunal has awarded the Netherlands €5.395.561,61 plus interest in damages over the high-profile Greenpeace 'Arctic 30' dispute with Russia, concluding proceedings which resoundingly reaffirm the right to peaceful protest at sea. The award follows a lengthy course of arbitration dating back to the unlawful boarding, seizing and detention of the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, following a peaceful protest in international waters in September 2013. [1] [2] The 30 men and women on board (28 Greenpeace activists and two freelance journalists), known as the 'Arctic 30', spent two months in prison - first in the Arctic city of Murmansk and later in St Petersburg - before being...
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