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Greenpeace activists detained for questioning by police

  • Nana Rukmana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 6 2010   /  10:41 am

Fifteen Greenpeace members were detained for questioning after police dispersed their campaign in Cirebon, West Java, on the grounds that the event had been held without a permit.Of the 15, 13 were foreigners, coming from China, the Philippines, Thailand and India.“We’ve been questioned for five hours now,” Greenpeace Southeast Asia climate and energy campaigner Arif Fiyanto said Monday.Greenpeace’s Cirebon campaign ran from July 3-5, and was among efforts to set up an anti-coal network and a clean energy campaign in cooperation with Cirebon’s Kanoman Palace and local environment group Rapel. The anti-coal network involves six countries — China, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.On Saturday night, the group hosted the screening of a World Cup soccer match using a solar-powered screen at an event organized for fishermen and residents. On Sunday, it hoste...