This is exactly the reason why the Left hunkers down on Israel, they know they’ll be treated as they would be treated in Europe and throughout the democratic West. You’ll never see Pro-Hamas activists on the Egyptian side of the Gaza border demanding Egypt to open the border crossings, only in Israel do you get that type of stupidity
Better dead than GM-fed?
Europe’s greens are helping to keep Africans hungry
Europe’s anti-GM hysteria, however, will continue to deter farmers in poor countries (the majority of the population) from planting crops which tend to have higher yields and require fewer applications of costly and dangerous chemical pesticides. Hardly a green outcome. More here.
The Finnish consul Martti Ruokokoski learnt of the transfer from the attorney of Finnish activist Sini Saarela.
The reasons behind the transfer, its schedule and other details remain as of yet unknown. Ruokokoski says he intends to investigate the matter further.
The consul criticises Russian authorities for not releasing official information regarding their decisions concerning the foreign prisoners. Decisions relating to the Greenpeace activists have tended to come without warning, and usually late in the evening, he adds.
Ruokokoski would not speculate on whether the prisoners would enjoy better conditions in St Petersburg noting, “A prison is a prison.”
After Saarela’s transfer, her case will move from the Finnish consul in Murmansk to the consul general at St Petersburg.
The environmental activists attempted to protest against oil exploration in the Arctic on a Gazprom oil rig in September. They have been held in a Murmansk prison for more than a month, and face charges of hooliganism.