A Greenpeace International activist from New Zealand, arrested for staging a protest at Russia's first Arctic offshore oil platform, arrives at the Leninsky District Court in Murmansk, September 26, ... more 
A Greenpeace International activist from New Zealand, arrested for staging a protest at Russia's first Arctic offshore oil platform, arrives at the Leninsky District Court in Murmansk, September 26, 2013, in this handout provided by Greenpeace. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the activists had violated international law but signalled they should not face charges of piracy. Russian authorities seized the activists' ship, the Arctic Sunrise, and towed it to shore after two of the activists tried to scale the rig to protest against Russian plans to drill for oil in the Arctic, which they say poses a threat to the fragile eco-system. REUTERS/Igor Podgorny/Greenpeace/Handout via Reuters (RUSSIA - Tags: CRIME LAW ENERGY BUSINESS) ATTENTION EDITORS ' THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. MANDATORY CREDIT. IMAGE AVAILABLE FOR 14 DAYS AFTER RELEASE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS less 
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