Greenpeace activists endure 'inhuman' conditions in jail: Lawyer
MOSCOW (AFP) - Greenpeace crew members charged with piracy over a protest against Arctic oil drilling are being kept in "inhuman conditions" and transported to and from Russian jails like "chickens at a bad poultry farm", a lawyer said on Monday.
Last week, Russian investigators charged all 30 crew members of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship with piracy, sparking protest rallies around the world.
The activists, who come from 18 countries including Britain and the United States, have been placed in pre-trial detention for two months in the cities of Murmansk and Apatity, nearly 2,000km north of Moscow and above the Arctic circle.
At a news conference on Monday, Greenpeace lawyer Sergei Golubok said many of the activists did not have access to drinking water or were starving because they could not eat the food in their jails.