Greenpeace France anti-nuclear activists have been given prison sentences for breaking into a nuclear plant last year, during a protest to highlight the plant’s vulnerability to attack. Late on Tuesday, a court in northern France fined Greenpeace 20,000 euros ($24,440) for breaking into the Cattenom nuclear plant in October and ordered it to pay 50,000 euros in damages to the plant’s operator, state-owned utility EDF. EDF had asked for compensation of 700,000 euros. Nine Greenpeace activists were sentenced in connection with the case.
Reuters 28th Feb 2018 read more »
Greenpeace France anti-nuclear activists have been given prison sentences for breaking into a nuclear plant last year, during a protest to highlight the plant’s vulnerability to attack.
New York Times 28th Feb 2018 read more »
Greenpeace France’s reaction to the Thionville court’s decision concerning the action at the Cattenom nuclear power plant. Jean-François Julliard, General Manager of Greenpeace France states: ” Greenpeace France, its activists and its nuclear campaigner immediately decided to appeal this very harsh court decision. This is the first time that activists of the association are sentenced to a prison sentence. Yannick Rousselet, employee of Greenpeace France, is condemned for “complicity” while no facts have been established. These heavy penalties are not acceptable for the organization that has played its role of whistleblower. Greenpeace France will try to convince the Court of Appeal and will not stop denouncing the irresponsibility of EDF in nuclear security. Just as it will continue to participate in the institutional debate to demonstrate the fragility of EDF’s nuclear facilities. “
Greenpeace 27th Feb 2018 read more »