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COP15 gala dinner intruders convicted. Greenpeace climate activist Nora Christiansen has been sentenced for crashing the COP15 gala event in 2009. Copenhagen Crown Court convicted Ms Christiansen and the others after they were charged with interrupting the event at the Danish capital’s Christiansborg Palace where world leaders discussed the future of the environment in the presence of Queen Margrethe II. The eleven Greenpeace activists were given suspended sentences of two weeks. Ms Christiansan and two others escaped additional convictions for lèse-majesté (violating the dignity of a sovereign ruler), however. Greenpeace Nordic is also forced to pay 75,000 kroner in fines for their involvement in the intrusion.

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COP15 gala dinner intruders convicted

Published on Tuesday, 23rd August, 2011 at 21:25 under the news category, by John Price   .

Greenpeace climate activist Nora Christiansen has been sentenced for crashing the COP15 gala event in 2009.

Nora Christiansen
Nora Christiansen
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Copenhagen Crown Court convicted Ms Christiansen and the others after they were charged with interrupting the event at the Danish capital’s Christiansborg Palace where world leaders discussed the future of the environment in the presence of Queen Margrethe II.

The eleven Greenpeace activists were given suspended sentences of two weeks. Ms Christiansan and two others escaped additional convictions for lèse-majesté (violating the dignity of a sovereign ruler), however. Greenpeace Nordic is also forced to pay 75,000 kroner in fines for their involvement in the intrusion.

Ms Christiansen says she intends to travel to Durban later this year and looks “forward to being able to look ahead and work with what's important.”

“World leaders must take the threat to the climate seriously and act accordingly at the next climate summit in Durban before Christmas. They did not in Copenhagen,” she said to Danish news site dr.dk.



Published on Tuesday, 23rd August, 2011 at 21:25 under the news category, by John Price   .

This post has the following tags: greenpeace, norachristiansen, uncop15climatesummitcopenhagen.





  
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