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Greenpeace Activists: Is It Fair to Call Them Pirates?

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October 23, 2013
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Greenpeace is the one of the most famous NGOs in the world. It raises awareness on environmental issues through often spectacular campaigns. But these operations don't come without risk. Thirty Greenpeace activists are currently being detained in Russia after their bid to board an Arctic oil rig. Charged with "piracy", they could face up to 15 years in jail.


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