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Its about us! today i have received this message from one of the leading environmentalists on this Planet Prof Julian Bauer! Please read first comment! He has asked me to post this!

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Hans L (958)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 6:25 am
Julian Bauer
Prof. Dr. Julian Bauer is one of the world's leading environmentalists, and is the founder of ECOTERRA International. He is a Trustee and Co-Founder of Millennium Tree Foundation. Prof. Bauer is also one of the world's leading human rights organizers, and continues to advocate for the protection of oppressed and marginalised communities around the world. Julian Bauer is Professor in Tropical Ecology, and teaches at the University of Nairobi.

I hope you don't mind that I write to you off that list, but it goes a little bit on my nerves. Most people there seem not to understand what it all is about and how the 10 feel!
Thanks for writing and phoning ai Austria - its a true scandal!!!

Hans L (958)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 6:54 am
Why then am I not set free now? It's quite simple. The entire action was politically motivated and probably directed from the top. If I were set free now, then the public would see it as an admission that the whole action and all the work of the Special Commission had not resulted in any useful results whatsoever. So I have to remain in this cell and slowly starve, so that the Minister of the Interior can save face. It wouldn't surprise me if it were being planned to set us free during the decisive EuroCup games in the hopes of avoiding press coverage.

This scandal cannot be tolerated. I ask everyone who cares about animal protection and human rights to take action now to prevent this crime. This kind of police arbitrariness against NPOs is something we might recognize in dictatorships, but not in a democracy. Please stand up strong; stand against this outrageous injustice. My life depends on it.

Dr Martin Balluch

Hans L (958)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 9:51 am
Join the groups and sign the petition if you want to free them!
3619 have signed so far!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 2:10 pm
Everybody should contact amnesty international!
Hungerstike means deathrisk....Amnesty does nothing! NOTHING!
In your country or in Austria!


Hans L (958)
Thursday June 26, 2008, 4:49 am
The chairman of the VEREIN GEGEN TIERFABRIKEN (VGT) DDr. Martin Balluch, is now being artificially fed in the prison hospital wing of Wien Josefstadt. He has been on hunger strike as a result of the obvious arbitrary treatment of the national police ever since his imprisonment on the 21st of May 2008.

However, this method of feeding Martin is a temporary measure on behalf of the prison in order that Martin gets nourishment over the next two weeks.

DDr. Martin Balluch comments: "For 2 weeks now, I have been stationed in the hospital ward of the prison, since I am in hunger strike. This is the only opportunity available to me to protest against this unbearable unjust course of action of the state against me. I have already lost 21kg of bodyweight and am taking medication against stomach and muscle cramps. Since Saturday, the 14th of June, I am being nourished artificially through infusion.

Concrete accusations are still missing.

The VGT continues to protest against the incomprehensible approach of the authorities.

Not only are real evidence and accusations still missing, which would justify the imprisonment on remand, but the Public Prosecutors Office is still refusing to return even copies of the confiscated computers and other materials.

Hans L (958)
Friday July 4, 2008, 8:10 am

Louise L (48)
Friday July 4, 2008, 4:32 pm
It's hard to believe that Austrians don't have more freedom of speech. They are certainly not thought of as a country that would suppress animal rights! Thanks, Hans, have previously signed 2 petitions protesting treatment of activists.

Hans L (958)
Thursday July 10, 2008, 3:29 pm
It has become clear that exMinister Platter is finally responsible for the exaggerated, inhumane, illegal and blotted police action against 28 private residences as well as offices and that Dr. Maria Berger as Minister of Justice is finally responsible for the continuous detention without having any evidence against the jailed 10 people. It is suggested that as good coalition-partners both ministers should resign due to these and other cases, which are pending against them and that § 278a ÖStGB (formation of a criminal organization) should be called in concerning all criminal state-corruption and corporate cartel-building cases, but not be misused for the legitimate work of registered and recognized NGOs and their members, donors, sponsors or supporters.
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