Murmansk Region Court upholds arrest of Greenpeace Russian activist Dolgov

The Murmansk Regional Court on Wednesday denied the appeal filed by the defense team of the four Russian citizens charged in the attack on the Prirazlomnaya oil platform.

The Murmansk Regional Court on Wednesday denied the appeal filed by the defense team of the four Russian citizens charged in the attack on the Prirazlomnaya oil platform.

A source with the court told Interfax that the arrest of Roman Dolgov for the period until November 24, which had been ordered by the first court, was upheld.

The defense asked the Murmansk Regional Court to overturn the order of the Leninsky District Court and choose another restrictive measure for environmentalist Dolgov and release him from custody.

On Tuesday the Murmansk Regional Court upheld the judgments on Greenpeace press secretary Andrei Allakhverdov, ship doctor Yekaterina Zaspa and photographer Denis Sinyakov.

The court will soon hear the appeals from the defense teams of the 26 foreign members of the Arctic Sunrise crew.

The Arctic Sunrise was detained on September 19 over a protest rally against the oil drilling activities of the Prirazlomnaya platform in the Pechora Sea. The boat was brought to Murmansk and impounded.

All 30 crew members have been charged with "piracy committed by an organized group." The defendants pled not guilty and refused to testify.

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