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Russia: Free on Bail

More than two months after their arrest, the last of the Greenpeace activists has been released from jail on bail, though they all must remain in the country.

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The 30 international crew members of the Arctic Sunrise were protesting against what they called reckless arctic oil drilling. Now they're fighting on another front: for their own fate and for the right to protest peacefully. Russia has charged them with hooliganism, which can carry a maximum seven-year sentence. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg has demanded the group's release.