Greenpeace facing Danish "terror" charge

Greenpeace is to be the target of Denmark's first prosecution under post-9/11 anti-terrorism legislation, according to media reports. The charges - under "paragraph 306" relating to organisational responsibility for the actions of individual members - arise from an incident in Copenhagen on 13 October 2003. Activists forced entry to Axelborg, a prominent building housing the Danish Agricultural Council, and hung a banner advocating "No to GMO pigs". Greenpeace lawyer Steen Bech described the prosecution as "alarming" but said it would be "exciting" to see how the courts deal with the case. See Danish Radio report.

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