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Blocking coal is not a crime

While the COP gets started in Poland, in Slovakia 12 activists from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Finland and Belgium are being detained since last Friday for nothing more than climbing a coal mining infrastructure. 

We consider the decision of the District court to keep the activists in detention before the trial grossly disproportionate. It is disproportionate vis a vis the facts of the case and it is disproportionate vis a vis the science which tells us we have some 12 years left to prevent the most disastrous effects of climate change.

It is the fossil companies who endanger the future of us all and who are a public danger, not the activists. Blocking coal is not a crime! We are asking the Slovak authorities to release the activists immediately!