Hummmm, 20 years in a Russian prison ought to make them think twice before the rest of the greenies try this again,
Russia charges two Greenpeace activists with piracy
Moscow (AFP)- Russian investigators on Wednesday formally charged two of 30 detained Greenpeace campaigners for piracy over an open-sea protest against Arctic oil drilling, an activist said.
"The first two activists have been charged with piracy," Mikhail Kreindlin, a representative of Greenpeace, told AFP. "These activists are from Brazil and Britain."
He did not provide further details. Piracy by an organised group carries a punishment of between 10 and 15 years.
The charges of piracy came despite the fact that President Vladimir Putin had last week said that the activists "of course are not pirates." He however said that they did break the law by protesting close to an oil rig.
One of the charged activists is a British video reporter, Greenpeace said, without providing names. The second is a female from Brazil.
Russian investigators accused the activists of piracy after several of them tried to scale state energy giant Gazprom's Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the northern Barents Sea last month.
No, I am not show casing the Russian judicial system but the Greenies are crazy if they think they can go into Russia and get into some mischief.<quoted text>
You are now showcasing Russian justice to the world? Do you want to take back what you wrote as thousands of civil rights protestors languish in Russian jails, reporters and business people are killed? You really think Russian justice tops the American justice system?
Just look what the Russians are doing to pirates while WE are letting them go!!!
Russian Navy vs Somali Pirates
Yep, the Russian Navy boards a Somali pirate boat, take off a couple young guys and then blows up the pirate boat with the rest of the pirates.
The reason why they took off the couple young pirates is so they could go home and tell their buddies what happens when the try and pirate a Russian ship. Guess what, have any more Russian ships been pirated?