Hold the Presses is your online newsportal en brings press releases from around the world. Journalists can use it for free, although it is their responsibilty to check the news. Hold the Presses is in no way responsible for the content of the press releases, the Sender is. We hope you enjoy reading the news we bring you on this website. If a message is published that is not acceptable, we apologize. Please contact us and we will remove the message as soon as possible.

Saturday, 11 November 2017


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...
Read more