According to Danish media the four Greenpeace activist who breached security and waved banners at the Danish queens dinner for world leaders during COP15 have been released. (Politiet løslader galla-aktivister)
They had arranged a clever action to get through the massive security - faked limosines, formal dresses and decoy actions among other things. Arrested and detained for "forgery" they initially thought they'd see a judge within 24 hours as is customary. But the detention was prolonged indefinitely without possibility of contact with the outside world under new anti-activism and terror laws.
"They had been incarcerated because there were unknown co-conspirators at large, but now we have the names and have determined that there is no further need for detention," says police attorney Dorit Borgaard.
The four gala-activists are the Spaniard Juan Lopez de Uralde, the Norwegian Nora Christiansen, Christian Schmutz of Switzerland and Dutchman Joris Thijssen.
During the incarceration very little have been reported. But Spanish media quoted the wife of de Uralde...
"They are trying to humiliate us, to break us. They treat us like dogs."
On the 30th of December a small demonstration was held to protest the treatment. (See “The gala-activists deserve respect not prison” says Greenpeace).
They are now charged with trespassing, impersonating a policeman, forgery of license plates and finally for having performed an act against the Queen. But the real crime they have commited seems to be - in the words of The Guardian - to "spectacularly embarrass the Danish state with the ultimate gatecrash". As if the COP15 summit wasn't embarrassing enough