Pérez Esquivel requested Putin the freedom of the Greenpeace demonstrators arrested in Russia
Argentina, September 28, 2013
Today, the Nobel Peace Prize Adolfo Perez Esquivel, sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin expressing his “concern” about the Greenpeace activists arrested for protesting against the oil drilling in the Arctic.
In the letter, also addressed to President Cristina Fernandez, the head of the Peace and Justice Service (Serpaj) referred promptly to his fellows Camila Speziale and Hernan Perez Orsi, saying “I worry about their welfare.”
“As you have said, Greenpeace environmentalists are not pirates,” adding “the organization has more than 40 years working for our planet in peacefully ways. Greenpeace has never used violence as a means of protest, which is why is incomprehensible the preventive detention of their demonstrators and the investigation it has been opened against them.”
Finally, he asked “with all the respect, I request the freedom of the detainees, who are held without charges”.