25 Aug 2015

Russia ordered to pay damages over Greenpeace ship

7:23 am on 25 August 2015

An international court of arbitration in The Hague has ordered Russia to compensate the Netherlands for seizing a ship belonging to Greenpeace during a protest against Arctic oil drilling two years ago.

The Russian authorities imprisoned 30 people from the Arctic Sunrise for three months.

They included two New Zealanders, Jonathan Beauchamp and David Haussmann.