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More than 75 laureates of the Right Livelihood Award and members of the World Future Council called upon the Russian authorities to immediately release the 28 Greenpeace activists and two journalists arrested for their peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Arctic.
Jakob von Uexkull, founder of both the Right Livelihood Award and the World Future Council: “We witness a continuously shrinking space for activists and civil society in many countries. Activists get attacked, killed, arrested and harassed for their service dedicated to humanity. We give our full-hearted support to those courageous individuals around the globe and condemn any actions of governments and corporations to silence these heroes.”
Read the full statement, including names of all signatories.