Charging of Greenpeace activists who tried to get on oilrig will begin on Wednesday - Investigations Committee

Investigators from the Investigations Committee intend to file charges on Wednesday against several Greenpeace activists who were detained for trying to get on the oilrig Prirazlomnaya in the Pechora Sea.

Investigators from the Investigations Committee intend to file charges on Wednesday against several Greenpeace activists who were detained for trying to get on the oilrig Prirazlomnaya in the Pechora Sea.

"The filing of charges against the environmentalists who were detained and later arrested for trying to get on the Prirazlomnaya," the Investigations Committee press service told Interfax.

The Investigations Committee did not specify the charges.

In the meantime, the lawyers for the Greenpeace activists earlier said they had been invited to meet with investigators for piracy charges to be brought against their clients.

It has been reported that on September 19 a special unit of the Russian FSB border service stormed the Arctic Sunrise boat because of the attempt to hold a protest rally against oil extraction at the Prirazlomnaya platform in the Pechora Sea. The boat of environmental activists was towed to Murmansk on September 24.

The Arctic Sunrise had a multi-national crew of 30 people from 19 countries onboard. All those onboard were placed under arrest until November 24 upon the ruling of Murmansk's Leninsky District Court.

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