Dutch call for release of Greenpeace crew held in Russia
6 November 2013 Last updated at 18:15 GMT
Lawyers representing the Dutch government have appeared in court in Germany, to ask judges to order Russia to release the crew of the Greenpeace vessel, the Arctic Sunrise.
The crew are being held in a Russian jail, after they protested over the presence of an oil rig in the Arctic.
The Dutch government intervened because the ship was sailing under a Dutch flag.
Anna Holligan reports.