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RSS FeedsGreenpeace fined £80,000 for breaching court order with oil rig protest
(World News UK)

 
 

3 july 2020 12:55:08

 
Greenpeace fined £80,000 for breaching court order with oil rig protest
(World News UK)
 


Greenpeace UK has been fined £80,000 after being found guilty of contempt of court for breaching a ban on an oil rig protest. Judge Lady Wolffe said she considered handing the environmental organisation`s executive director John Sauven a suspended jail sentence but had decided to exercise “leniency”. The BP rig was bound for the Vorlich oil field in the North Sea when it was occupied by activists in the Cromarty Firth, north of Inverness, on June 9 last year. Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise shadowed the rig and prevented it from reaching...


 
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