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Greenpeace activist Wolfgang Sadik sentenced to prison on probation for entering and damaging Peru's famous Nazca Lines

Greenpeace activist sentenced for damaging Nazca Lines

Plan to raise awareness for climate change backfired badly


During the UN climate summit in Lima in 2014 a group of Greenpeace activists laid out a banner which read “Time for Change! The future is Renewable” next to the famous humming bird geoglyph of the iconic Nazca Lines causing not only irreversible damage to the sensible, age-old UNESCO World Heritage site, but also sparking a global outcry.

Now, two and half years later, one of the main persons responsible for this inexplicable “stunt” – who protests against the destruction of the Earth and climate change by trespassing a protected archeological monument and damaging it? – was sentenced during a hearing in Peru’s southern Ica region.

Wolfgang Sadik, the Greenpeace activist from Austria with a proven lack of respect for Peru’s cultural patrimony, was sentenced to three years and four months of prison on probation for accessing the Nazca Lines without permission and causing irreparable damage to Peru’s cultural heritage. He additionally has to pay S/650,000 (about US$ 200,000) in civil reparation.

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