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Greenpeace International spokesperson Roman Dolgov is escorted to a district court building in Murmansk

Greenpeace International spokesperson Roman Dolgov (L) is escorted to a district court building in Murmansk, September 26, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the activists had violated international law but signalled they should not face charges of piracy. Russian authorities seized the activists' ship, the Arctic Sunrise, and towed it to shore after two of the activists tried to scale the rig to protest against Russian plans to drill for oil in the Arctic, which they say poses a threat to the fragile eco-system. REUTERS/Stringer (RUSSIA - Tags: CRIME LAW ENERGY BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Greenpeace activists jailed in Russia

September 26, 2013

Three members of Greenpeace, including two activists and a photographer, have been put in a Russian jail for their participation in a 30-person protest on September 18. The group was protesting near an oil rig and attempted to scale a ship, but the Coast Guard seized the ship the following day and towed it to Murmansk. Photographer Denis Sinyakov and Greenpeace spokesman Roman Dologov are both Russian, while campaigner Paul Ryzincki is Canadian.