Greenpeace Loon: I Was Forced to Live on Bread & Water Because Russian Prison Did Not Serve Vegetarian
Greenpeace activists hang a banner on an oil rig in Mexico. The activists were arrested after they tried the same stunt in Russia. (Greenpeace.org)
Greenpeace loon Antony Perrett complained he was forced to liv on bread and water because the Russians would not serve him vegetarian meals in prison.
The Daily Mail reported:
A Greenpeace campaigner claims he was forced to live on bread and water while being held in a Russian prison because it didn’t offer a vegetarian alternative.
Antony Perrett arrived home yesterday after spending two months in prisons in Murmansk and St Petersburg for trying to hang a climate change banner on an oil rig.
The former town councillor is one a group of environmental activists known as the Arctic 30 who were being held in Russia on hooliganism charges.
Since being released under a new amnesty law, the 33-year-old has revealed he refused to eat some of the food offered to him behind bars.
‘All the prison food had low grade meat of unknown origin in it. I’m a vegetarian and I lost a lot of weight,’ he said from his home in Newport, South Wales.
Perrett said he passed his time in the rodent-infested jails by doing drawings with paper and pencils sent in a Greenpeace parcel, and communicating with other prisoners by whistling.