Goldman prize recipients express concern over violence against Rossport activist

MORE THAN 20 recipients of the Goldman international environmental award have appealed to President Mary McAleese, Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg to intervene in the Corrib gas conflict in north Mayo.

“Both Ireland and Norway pride themselves on the depth of their democratic process.. All that the people from Co Mayo are attempting is to exercise their democratic right to say No to the Shell and Statoil project, in a peaceful manner, as required from a democracy,” the letter says.

“The violence perpetuated against Corduff and lack of protection from the State sadly reflects a possible decay in both the democracies of Ireland and Norway,” it continues, and it “urgently and humbly” seeks intervention of the recipients of the letter in “what is becoming a humanitarian crisis”.

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