"Concern for Health of Greenpeace Activists Detained in Russia"

"Some activists and two journalists held in solitary confinement while others are being kept in extremely cold cells while awaiting piracy charges."

"Some of the 28 Greenpeace activists and two journalists being detained in Russia while awaiting piracy charges are being kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, while others are held in 'extremely cold' cells, according to the head of Greenpeace."

"Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International's executive director, told the Guardian that the crew had been split up into several prisons across the port city of Murmansk in north-west Russia, which is in the Arctic Circle. Three of the group have been sent to a prison 150km away.

Naidoo said the organisation would have to 'take into account' the way the protesters had been treated, but he added that Greenpeace had not been silenced by intimidation in the past and would continue to show 'leadership' on the Arctic issue."

Adam Vaughan reports for the Guardian October 7, 2013.

Source: Guardian, 10/08/2013