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A police officers guards the US captain of the Greenpeace ship 'Arctic Sunrise', Peter Willcox  in a court room in Murmansk, Russia, on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. A Russian court on Thursday jailed Peter Willcox who was captain of the of  Greenpeace ship 'Arctic Sunrise' and member Greenpeace team protesting near an oil platform  last week. Two members of the group were detained Sept. 18 in their attempt to scale the Russian Arctic platform. The Coast Guard seized Greenpeace's ship the next day and towed it with the 30 activists aboard, to Murmansk. The activists are being investigated for piracy. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
A police officers guards the US captain of the Greenpeace ship 'Arctic Sunrise', Peter Willcox in a court room in Murmansk, Russia, on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. A Russian court on Thursday jailed Peter Willcox who was captain of the of Greenpeace ship 'Arctic Sunrise' and member Greenpeace team protesting near an oil platform last week. Two members of the group were detained Sept. 18 in their attempt to scale the Russian Arctic platform. The Coast Guard seized Greenpeace's ship the next day and towed it with the 30 activists aboard, to Murmansk. The activists are being investigated for piracy. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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(AP) Environmental group Greenpeace says it will appeal against the rulings of a Russian court that led to the jailing of its activists for a protest near an oil platform in the Arctic.


On Thursday, the court in the city of Murmansk jailed 22 members of the Greenpeace team who were protesting near the platform last week. Among those jailed are a Russian photographer and the ship's U.S. captain. Eight more were detained for three days pending a new hearing.


Greenpeace said in a statement Friday that it will appeal and is seeking the crew's immediate release.


The Russian Coast Guard disrupted an attempt by the activists on Sept. 18 to scale the oil platform. Russian authorities seized Greenpeace's ship next day and towed it with the crew aboard to Murmansk.


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