Russia must compensate Dutch over Greenpeace ship: court

The environmental group Greenpeace's Dutch-flagged Artic Sunrise ship navigates on the Mediterranean sea south, off the island of Malta, on May 25, 2010Russia must compensate the Netherlands over the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise ship during a protest against Arctic oil drilling, an international court ruled on Monday. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) “found that the Netherlands is entitled to compensation with interest for material damage to the Arctic Sunrise” and those who were onboard, the Hague-based body said in a statement. Russian commandoes seized the Dutch-flagged ship in September 2013 and detained the 30 Greenpeace activists and journalists onboard after a protest at an offshore oil rig owned by Russian state oil giant Gazprom.

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