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Earlier today Jude has joined a demonstration in central London against Russia’s detention of 30 Greenpeace activists following a protest at an Arctic oil rig. About 800 people gathered outside the Russian embassy to put pressure on Russia to release the group, which includes six Britons.
The Russian coastguard seized the ship Arctic Sunrise and everyone on board following the 18 September protest at the offshore platform owned by Russia’s state-controlled energy giant Gazprom in the Pechora Sea. The activists are now in custody in the northern city of Murmansk.
Law said he was “exercising my right to peacefully protest” at the demonstration. Jude who is friends with one of the detainees Frank Hewetson, said the arrests were an international disgrace.
“I am just adding my face and body to the mass of support,” Jude said. “The fact that there is a threat of conviction did not put them off. What is ludicrous is that they have been charged with piracy, which has a threat of 15 years in prison. Of course I am worried about Frank because I care about his family and I care about him but I know that he is incredibly durable.
“I think that it is very interesting that the people over there probably knew there would be an arrest involved and the threat of a conviction is probably part and parcel of the act of drawing attention to the drilling in the Arctic, which we all know is an international problem which needs confronting.”
Protesters at the event stood quietly behind banners declaring “Free the Climate Defenders”, “Journalist and Not Pirate” and “Free The Arctic 30″.
Jude spoke to the BBC at the protest, and you can watch the video here.
Concert, 21 September 2013 | The Hague, Peace Palace
Peace One Day presents: The Peace One Day Celebration Concert 2013. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Peace Palace, the world famous Peace One Day Celebration Concert is held in the garden of the Peace Palace this year. On 21 September, the UN International Day of Peace, Peace One Day closes a series of concerts with performances by Natasha Bedingfield, DJ Paul van Dyk, the Brazilian legend Carlinhos Brown, Spanish superstar Miguel Bose, the BRIT award winning band The Feeling, English X-Factor star Jahmene Douglas, the Hague band Kane and many more international artists who selflessly contribute.
The presentation is in hands of the founder of Peace One Day, Jeremy Gilley and ambassador for Peace One Day, the famous British actor Jude Law. Via Youtube the Peace One Day celebration, which is celebrated all over the world through a 24 – hour broadcast, can be followed live.
More information on Peace One Day: http://www.peaceoneday.org/
Jude Law starred in a one-off West End play to help raise money for autism – as a favour to his north London neighbour Luke Treadaway. His cameo role was as a supply teacher in a special production of A Curious Night at the Theatre at the Apollo – a specially written sequel to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Law, 40, personally donated £10,000 to the event, as did Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and more than £100,000 was raised during the evening, which also included performances by Dame Helen Mirren, Matt Smith, Ben Whishaw, Niamh Cusack and Andrew Scott.
Treadaway was inspired to organise the event after playing autistic teenager Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
“Jude and I hadn’t practised before Sunday but we rehearsed for two hours … in his garden.” Law had to wait until the night of the performance to run through a scene in which he is carried round the set by stagehands while he pretends to be an astronaut.