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HELSINKI, October 2 (Itar-Tass) - Finnish Premier Jyrki Katainen suggested that there should be no politisation of Greenpeace activists’ trial in Russia.
“We don’t want the matter to be seen through the prism of politics. We, for instance, would not like other countries to regard the Finnish judicial system from the viewpoint of achieving political aims,” he said in the national parliament on Wednesday.
The premier said the accusations made at the investigation stage might not coincide with the court’s verdict. Katainen said there was a possibility that the environment protectors would not be convicted of piracy.
He also confirmed that Finland continued giving consular assistance to a woman, Finnish citizen, detained alongside other Greenpeace activists.
On September 18, the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise flying the Netherland’s flag, approached the floating platform Prirazlomnaya and Greenpeace activists tried to go aboard the platform. Their actions were checked by officers of the Border Department of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) for the Murmansk region, and the ship was towed to the port of Murmansk. The activists are now held in several investigation wards in the Murmansk region. Some of them have already been charged with piracy.