13 Oct '11, 10am

BREAKING: Greenpeace UK head goes to Indonesia for meetings about deforestation, gets deported. What's going on?

BREAKING: Greenpeace UK head goes to Indonesia for meetings about deforestation, gets deported. What's going on?

In a bizarre turn of events usually seen in a John le Carré novel, the executive director of Greenpeace UK has been refused entry into Indonesia. Arriving at Jakarta's international airport earlier today, John Sauven was blocked from entering the country by immigration officials and is being deported, despite obtaining a business visa without any problems. What on earth's going on? He travelled to Indonesia to discuss plans with the campaign team in Jakarta, to visit Sumatra, and to take part in discussions with various officials and Indonesian companies. Shortly after John was issued with a visa in London two weeks ago, stories appeared in the Indonesian media claiming that John had been refused a visa and that he had already been turned away from Indonesia when he tried to enter the country for a forestry conference. This was a little odd, given that he hadn't set foot o...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/forests/greenpeace-ed-r...

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