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Sir Paul McCartney urges Putin leniency for Greenpeace
Friday, 15 November 2013 - 14:47 | DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE


Ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has written to Vladimir Putin, calling for the release of a group of detainees known as the Arctic 30.


In his letter to the Russian president, he expresses hope that the 28 protesters and 2 journalists could be home before Christmas.


They were arrested during a Greenpeace demonstration against oil drilling in the Russian arctic 8 weeks ago.


The group - which includes six Britons - have been charged with hooliganism.