Throw the crew a lifeline: Pressure Russia to release Arctic 30

• October 23, 2013
arctic 30

Greenpeace protest in Spain to “save the arctic” and demand “freedom for climate defenders.” Creative Commons: Osvaldo Gago, 2013

Over 1.1 million people have signed a petition to release the Arctic 30 from jail in Russia, where they face up to 15 years in prison for peacefully protesting risky Arctic drilling.

Help push this petition over the edge with your signature — Avaaz is trying to get the support of 1.25 million people!

Throw the Arctic 30 a lifeline: Sign now!>>

The Greenpeace team is doing everything it can to build international support for the Arctic 30, and to keep their legal fight at the top of international news headlines.

Greenpeace has hired great lawyers who point out that the 30 were arrested in international waters, making Russia the one violating the international Law of the Sea. But being on the right side of the law may not be enough to regain their freedom, and their dreadful fate may be sealed soon unless the international community lets Russia know that this is a scandal that’s not going to go away.

That includes reaching out to the international audience of Avaaz, and asking Avaazers to call on their heads of state to put pressure on Russia to end its scare tactics and release these peaceful protesters.

Leaders in countries such as Brazil, South Africa, India and the EU have power within the international community to tell Russia: ‘Enough is enough!’

Russia’s actions can’t go without repercussions: Tell your head of state to speak up for the Arctic 30!

Sign now!>>

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Emily is a graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland with a B.A. in psychology. While in school, she spent her time leading environmental and social justice campaigns. She recently worked for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network as a grassroots organizer for a moratorium on natural gas fracking in Maryland.

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