Judgment concerning the Russian Federation

Human Rights building

In the case of Bryan and Others v. Russia the Court held that there had been a violation of the right to liberty and security and a violation of the freedom of expression.

The case concerned a protest by Greenpeace activists at the Russian offshore oil-drilling platform. The protest had involved two of the activists climbing the platform after launching dinghies from a vessel sailing under the flag of the Netherlands. The Russian coastguard had subsequently intercepted the vessel and towed it to the port of Murmansk, with the activists on board. On arriving at Murmansk the activists had been arrested and their detention ordered on charges of piracy. They were released two months later under an amnesty.

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