MAKS-2017 airshow yields contracts to over $6bln - Russian ministry of industry and tradeBusiness & Economy July 23, 23:48
Russian consumer rights watchdog chief names cities with highest HIV ratesSociety & Culture July 23, 21:41
Serbian filmmaker Kustirica says Crimea’s reunification with Russia is natural processSociety & Culture July 23, 21:40
Israeli embassy in Amman attacked by terrorists, some people wounded - TVWorld July 23, 21:35
Boxing Day on Red Square sets new Guinness recordSport July 23, 8:33
Joseph Dunford says Russia most military capable country of those posing threat to USWorld July 23, 4:57
Russia’s US envoy Kislyak steps down, his deputy to act as Charg d'Affaires ad interimRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 23, 1:33
Putin greets KamAZ-Master team - winner of Silk Way RallySport July 22, 15:20
Agreements on East Ghouta zone in Syria signed - Defense MinistryWorld July 22, 14:20
“The court has explained its decision by the fact that before the arrest of the ship was annulled, the owner had no such right,” Favorskaya said.
Greenpeace International lawyers have been seeking access to the detained ship since January.
The Primorsky district court of St. Petersburg dismissed the organisation’s complaint, saying the preliminary investigation was not completed yet, and granting access to the ship might hinder legal proceedings.
In April, Greenpeace International lawyers challenged the decision in St. Petersburg City Court.
Russia’s Investigative Committee annulled the arrest of the protest ship on June 6. Greenpeace was prepared to send the crew and appraisers for inspecting the ship at once, but bureaucratic formalities required for this kept dragging on. The environmental organization then said since its main priority was to get the ship checked by independent surveyors to assess the level of damage, it had decided against revoking its appeal in hope that “a court ruling might become an additional argument for obtaining access” to the north Russian port of Murmansk, where the Arctic Sunrise ship had been held.
They were seized by Russian security guards and their vessel was towed to the port of Murmansk. The protesters - nationals of 18 countries and four Russians - were initially taken into custody on charges of piracy, later downgraded to hooliganism.
After two months in a Russian jail, the activists were released on bail. In December last year, Russia formally dropped criminal charges against the crew, released under an amnesty. All 26 foreign activists had returned home by the end of last year.