Footage shows Greenpeace activists held at gunpoint

Greenpeace has released dramatic video footage that appears to show the moment Russian special forces abseiled onto the deck of the Arctic Sunrise and detained the crew at gun point.

Thirty people were arrested aboard the ship that was protesting against oil drilling and charged with piracy in September.

Russia’s Investigative Committee recently announced that the piracy charges would be replaced with charges of hooliganism but they have yet to be lifted.