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Activists 'treated inhumanely'

Greenpeace activists being held in a Russian jail are suffering "inhuman treatment" says a lawyer for one of the British suspects. 30 people were charged with piracy after they approached an Arctic oil rig on a ship to protest against drilling.

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Hague 'has spoken to Russia' about Greenpeace arrests

Following the arrest by Russian authorities of 30 Greenpeace activists, including six British Nationals, the Foreign Secretary said that he had raised the case with the Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov last week.

William Hague has also met the Greenpeace Executive Director John Sauven. Mr Hague said the Foreign Office would continue to raise specific concerns Greenpeace had about due process or welfare with the Russian authorities.

Consular officials have met the British Nationals who had been arrested and remain in regular contact with them.

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