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Austrian activists stopped at the border

TWO Austrian Greenpeace activists were denied entry to Slovakia February 21 despite having valid identity documents and a letter granting their organization legal permission to hold an information session in Bratislava, according to the TASR news agency.

Greenpeace intends to hold a public awareness session on climate change during the Bush-Putin summit. The session was announced well in advance and legally approved by Bratislava city officials, according to Greenpeace spokesman Juraj Rizman.

Rizman added that Greenpeace has already consulted its lawyers regarding the incident at the border.

In Slovakia, Greenpeace is registered as a civic association and enjoys the support of around 9,000 people.

Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports

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