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Luxembourg activist Kevin Schiltz is free
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Luxembourg activist Kevin Schiltz is free

14.08.2015 From our online archive
Luxembourg Sea Shepherd activist Kevin Schiltz arrested for his protests in the Faroe Islands against killing of pilot whales is free, or soon will be, according to new information received.

Luxembourg Sea Shepherd activist Kevin Schiltz arrested for his protests in the Faroe Islands against killing of pilot whales is free, or soon will be, according to new information received.

Schiltz was arrested last Friday found guilty of disrupting the region's traditional whale hunt, known as the Grind, along with four other volunteers from conservation group Sea Shepherd and ordered to pay 670 euros or spend eight days behind bars.

However, reports received on Friday morning, according to RTL, state that the Sea Shepherd activists are having their passports returned to them, and they will board a ferry taking them to Denmark arriving on Saturday morning.

This would mean that Schiltz along with his colleagues will become free citizens once again, stated Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn in an interview with RTL.

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