Greenpeace chief offers himself as human bail to Russia over 'piracy'
on 09/10/2013 10:27:04
Kumi Naidoo, of the Amsterdam-based organisation, delivered the letter requesting a meeting in Moscow to the Russian embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, today.
He said he would guarantee the activists' good conduct but said that piracy charges against them do not make sense and should be dropped.
A group of 28 Greenpeace activists and two journalists have been held since their ship, the Arctic Sunrise, was seized by the Russian coastguard after a protest outside a Gazprom-owned oil rig last month.
They were charged last week with piracy, which carries a sentence of up to 15 years.