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Russia, the Netherlands needs more than 5 million euros payable to Arctic Sunrise

Russia, the Netherlands needs more than 5 million euros payable to Arctic Sunrise

Russia, the Netherlands needs to almost 5.4 million euro to pay because in 2013 the Dutch-flagged Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise to the chain had been laid.

In the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration that Tuesday provided.

The tribunal had in 2015 already ruled that Russia unlawfully acted with the capture of the ship and arrest the crew. Russia then explained, however, the opinion in addition to down because the country is the authority of the court in the Greenpeace case does not recognize.

Koenders stressed, however, that the ruling is legally binding. “We will therefore assume that Russia, due to the ruling will.”

The ministry of Foreign Affairs to let you know that the Netherlands, in the meantime, Russia has requested to pay the amount. “The statements make it clear that ships in international waters cannot be boarded and the passengers can be arrested. The Arctic Sunrise made use of the right to demonstration”, according to minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs.

Demonstration

The ‘Arctic 30’, including the Dutch Faiza Oulahsen and Mannes Ubels were in 2013 arrested after a protest at a drilling platform in the Russian arctic sea. They were accused of piracy, which in Russia fifteen years in prison. After three months received the activists amnesty and they were allowed to go home

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