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21/08/06 Norwegian Embassy Protest (DUBLIN, IRELAND)

There will be a protest @ 1:00 pm (lunch time) outside the Norwegian Embassy on Molesworth Street, Dublin, In support of the Rossport 5 who have been imprisoned for 63 days by a consortium of which STATOIL is a 36.5 % equity holder. As majority shareholders in STATOIL, the prime minister of Norway Kjell Magne Bondevik must instruct the CEO and board of STATOIL to cease participation in an unsafe pipeline that does not have the consent of the people of the coastal community of Rossport, County Mayo, Ireland. STATOIL must with Shell immediately collapse the injunction imposed on the Rossport 5 so that real and meaningful dialogue can begin. Court actions and imprisonment will not solve this crisis.
Holding Irish citizens in indefinite imprisonment does little for the reputation of Norway. We trust that the Norwegian government will now act honourably by ending STATOIL’s shameful participation and abuse of the Rossport 5, their families and community immediately.
For Comment or verification call Dr. Mark Garavan Spokesman 'Shell to Sea'
Mobile + 35387 9023687

Posted Date: 
30 August 2005 - 8:40pm