(Graz/Vienna, 29th May 2017) The arbitrary political court case of the national energy corporation ‘EstAG’ against the environmentalist and nature photographer Franz Keppel gets to the next round, although he hasn’t done anything different than his colleague of the ‘Kleine Zeitung’. The next hearing will therefore take place on Wednesday, 31st May 2017 at 8.30 a.m. at the district court Graz East. Justice minister Brandstetter will be dealing with the right of conduct disturbing the public.
Media Austria sends observers for court case
(Graz/Vienna, 5th May 2017) “Energy Styria” (Energie Steiermark), or rather its subsidiary “Murkraftwerk Graz Errichtungs- und Betriebs GmbH” tries to criminalize the non-violent resistance against the rooting out of trees because of the heavily disputed Mur power station Graz-Puntigam and to intimidate activists.