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Greenpeace activists charged with piracy over Russian oil rig protest

02.10.2013 07:34

A Russian court has formally charged 17 of the 30 Greenpeace activists with piracy. They were arrested in Russia after staging a protest at an Arctic oil rig. The charges that Greenpeace calls “extreme” carry a maximum penalty of up to 15 years in jail.

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Neter 09.10.2013 10:39

Elena Dyukova 07.10.2013 20:37



Absurd is actually releasing the criminals. Next time these idiots would capture a nuclear power station and then what? No one is allowed to capture dangerous high tech objects, including Greenpeace. 15 years in prison would stop them doing stupid things forever.

  


Di d I mention releasing them?

I talked abou some logical legal charge, not a nonsensical one.

 

Elena Dyukova 07.10.2013 20:37

Neter 07.10.2013 09:24



Yo u don't seem to understand the difference between charges and sentences...

Charge them with breaking the law that they really broke, not with some stupid absurd charge.

Suc h absurdity makes the Russian state look absurd.

  


Absurd is actually releasing the criminals. Next time these idiots would capture a nuclear power station and then what? No one is allowed to capture dangerous high tech objects, including Greenpeace. 15 years in prison would stop them doing stupid things forever.

 

Neter 07.10.2013 09:24

Elena Dyukova 06.10.2013 07:57



15 years in jail sounds very logical.

  


Yo u don't seem to understand the difference between charges and sentences...

Charge them with breaking the law that they really broke, not with some stupid absurd charge.

Suc h absurdity makes the Russian state look absurd.

 

Ross Johnson 07.10.2013 08:55

Fracking for coal gas is the most damaging environmental activity on the planet, yet Green Peace targets Russia for oil exploration? Why does not Green Peace target BP for their criminal activities in the US Gulf ?

Who pulls the strings of Green Peace ? They seem to very selective about who are the environmental vandals.

 

Elena Dyukova 06.10.2013 07:57

Neter 04.10.2013 12:21


Charge them with something logical,

  


15 years in jail sounds very logical.

 

Neter 04.10.2013 12:21

The charge of piracy is obviously totally absurd, even Putin said that.
PR wise, Russia shot itself in the foot this time. When a judicial system is capable of producing such nonsensical charges, it reflects very poorly on the country where it happens.
Charge them with something logical, and no one will have anything to say, but when the judicial system starts to behave in such arbitrary, nonsensical manner, it gives ammo to all those who say that Russia is the same old totalitarian state as the USSR was.

 

Elena Dyukova 04.10.2013 04:54

Greenpeace were reckless in trying to capture the oil rig. This exercise was very dangerous and could create horrible consequences. Greenpeace must also respect the law of the country they are operating in and obey this law. Now there is nothing to complain about.

 

Lenmeister Drumington 03.10.2013 20:33

"A charge of piracy is being laid against men and women whose only crime is to be possessed of a conscience."

Conscience? I think not. They're activities are mostly about separating the gullible from their money. See the 'Frum-Watson 1978 interview' video on youtube for proof.

 

Robo T 03.10.2013 12:47

The Greenpeace activists artic quest is a noble deed with only best intentions. Lets hope the criminal charges do not stick.

 

Count Cash 03.10.2013 10:06

Greenpeace are certainly losing all credibility putting lives and the environment at risk for their own ends. Indeed they may now be damaging environmentalism more by their presence. They need a change at the top to move them to more of an engagement strategy through the internet with people. Times have moved on, people are connected, they don’t need ridiculous spectacles to galvanise them. People have intelligence; they are not the monkeys Greenpeace activists paint them as. Maybe it’s because of Greenpeace failure to address the real priorities and gain success in them that has put them in a diversionary mode.

 

Bill 03.10.2013 09:10

As a movement Greenpeace no longer serves just saving the environment. But a whole subject of behind the scenes objectives.
Be they political(Liberal) to economic.

M ost behind greenpeace are rich lovie dovies who serve their own purpose.
Enhancing their own and cohorts riches.

But the era of western (USA/UK) imperialism is over.

China /Russia or BRICKS nations and the E.U. led by a resurgent Germany. Now hold control.

Th e locking up and sentencing(?) of these (so called) green peace activist(?) is a show of the times.

Gree n peace and liberalism have had their day.
Militant rightwingism is here to stay.

 

Count Cash 03.10.2013 08:59

The evidence certainly points to the west having induced, produced and exploited the downfall of our planet. Greenpeace try to rely on a tribal call to action, and a subtle hidden redirection, that uses, manipulates and abuses that momentum to further western interests and thus increased damage to the environment itself – we wait for a concerted effort by Greenpeace to shut down western consumption, its dominat supply chain (ME, Norway..) and associated pollution, until such time, Greenpeace remain a manipulative fraudster!

 

eddie 03.10.2013 08:48

Only an idiot refuses to accept the scientific evidence; but then politicians rely on tribal idiocy for their power and prestige. God save us from idiocy.

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