Greenpeace to protest arrests of activists by Russia

Screenshot_1Greenpeace India will hold a protest across 30 cities in India from Saturday, demanding the release of their 30 counterparts arrested by the Russian authorities in the Arctic region in September 2013.

Russian authorities arrested these activists who were protesting peacefully in the Arctic against the drilling in the region. The authorities seized the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise in September and slapped charges of piracy against the 30 activists on board.

About Greenpeace International:

Greenpeace is a non-governmental,non-profit environmental organization with offices in over 40 nations and with its headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Goal : To ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity”

Focus: Campaigning on global issues such as global warming, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling, genetic engineering, and anti-nuclear issues. Greenpeace uses direct action, lobbying and research to achieve its goals.

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