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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Stars turn out to condemn oil rig piracy charges

Actors Imelda Staunton, Jude Law and musician Damon Albarn condemned charges of piracy against 30 Greenpeace activists following an Arctic oil rig protest as "ludicrous" as they joined worried relatives in a vigil outside the Russian Embassy.

Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton join Alex's sister Georgie to show their support to activists charged in Russia. Credit: Twitter/Greenpeace

The stars along with Paul Simonon of the band The Clash, said the arrests were an international disgrace and a personal blow as they are friends with detainee Frank Hewetson.

Damon Albarn (4th left) and Jude Law (right) with the relatives of Kieron Bryan and Frank Hewetson at a protest outside the Russian Embassy. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

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