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Posted on 12/29/2013 2:07:07 PM PST by RightGeek
A Greenpeace campaigner claims he was forced to live on bread and water while being held in a Russian prison because it didn't offer a vegetarian alternative.
Antony Perrett arrived home yesterday after spending two months in prisons in Murmansk and St Petersburg for trying to hang a climate change banner on an oil rig.
The former town councillor is one a group of environmental activists known as the Arctic 30 who were being held in Russia on hooliganism charges.
Since being released under a new amnesty law, the 33-year-old has revealed he refused to eat some of the food offered to him behind bars.
'All the prison food had low grade meat of unknown origin in it. I'm a vegetarian and I lost a lot of weight,' he said from his home in Newport, South Wales.
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Attempting to GAS.......nope, not happening.
Looks like he gained the weight back.
Bread and water IS the vegetarian alternative.
They should have been sent to Siberia. Bunch of jerks.
Two books/movies come to mind, The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Life of Pi. Unless you’re traveling double first class, not a good idea to try to eat vegetarian.
He’s lucky he made it out alive. Watch her overbite, porky!
I can see the title now... “One Day in the Life of Vegan Denisovich”.
He needs a diet. She needs a dentist. They both need an interior designer.
My giveadamn is busted.
Liberal + Vegetarian = Who Gives a D Squared.
Poor little girly man. Life has been so hard since he had to leave mommy and daddy’s house.
vegetarian...old Indian word for bad hunter
Nice leather couch for a vegetarian.
I do respect Russia’s jail system. No coddling going on for crimes committed.
Animal is an important food for humans.
Would be wise to come to the realization that not all societies will cater to your special needs when run afowl of their laws.
Or to The Lubyanka.
OMG ! the very first prisoner in world history to eat bread and water!
especially since they offered him regular food, which he chose to decline.......
definitely “newsworthy” (by NY Times “standards” anyway)
/sarcasm definitely ON
The Russians don’t believe in country club prisons, telling inmates, “This is not a restaurant; you eat what’s on the table.”
I hope he finds out they make bread with generous amounts of lard in Russia.
“forced to live on bread and water “
Total BS. Such a diet would constipate a person to death.
This just gave me an idea— let’s hand over custody of the Gitmo prisoners to Russia!
In case any of you aren’t aware — we are cooking them fresh food that meets the requirements of their Muslim religion, give them Korans, and so on...
Detainees Eat Well, Gain Weight on Camp Delta’s Muslim Menu
“We have to make sure that the food is halal approved,” said Schonhoff, overseer of the galleys at Guantanamo Bay that feed the detainees and U.S. service members. “Meats for the detainees have to be handled a certain way under Muslim requirements. When I order meat for military people, I just say I want 50 pounds of chicken, and it doesn’t matter how that chicken has been handled as long as it’s USDA approved. For the Muslims, I have to have a certificate from the company that says it’s halal approved. I’m required to keep the certificate on file in case I’m ever questioned.”
For instance, a certificate of Islamic slaughter must accompany every shipment of meat for the detainees. The Islamic Services of America must certify that the meat is halal beef that was handled according to all Islamic slaughter procedures and guidelines. “
Bread and water, that’s luxury. If he was in a Kalifornica prison he could obtain sexual reassignment surgery for free.
Is it real leather?
Poor guy, not only did he land himself in a Russian prison by stupidity, he’s too stupid to realize bread and water IS vegan.
Stupid is supposed to be painful.
So is mine. Great graphic!
Bread and water diets are torture, heh heh. It binds you up completely. It really hurts. Constipation x infinity.
LOL that was my same first thought when I saw the pic.
Wait'...Russian prisons does not serve porterhouse steaks / S
Dude should count his lucky stars they even offered him something besides bread and water..
looking at the posted picture, perhaps sexual reassignment surgery would benefit him?
As if it was REALLY meat..
We should hand over ALL prisoners on death row to Russia...
That may be naugahyde. He’s probably not aware of how many naugas that have to be slaughtered to make one sofa.
Where's the Russian equivalent of the Institute on Medicine as a Profession, setting up to "conclude that health professionals working with the military and intelligence services 'designed and participated in cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment and torture of detainees'?
Where's the Russian Red Cross, with a big report on the awful conditions in Russian Prisons? Has the International Committee Of The Red Cross taken a look at this? If not, why not?
Where's the Russian equivalent of the Associated Press, ready to do a detailed investigation, later to be published on the front page of the Russian equivalent of the New York Times?
Where's the Russian equivalent of Human Rights Watch?
Where's the Russian equivalent of Jimmy Carter?
Where's the Russian equivalent of Amnesty International? How about the actual Amnesty International? Surely they have something to say about this? After all, they find all kinds of things to become outraged about when they are done by the United States.
How about The Lancet. They were very interested in the dietary conditions of inmates held at Guantanamo Bay. Have they nothing to say here?
That's what I thought! Bread made with animal fat, not corn oil.
Do they serve pork to muslims?
Not even if it’s hallal?
What, no cucumbers? My husband used to travel to Russia and said they served cukes at every single meal.
I don’t wish foreign prison on anyone but, geez louise, what a pantywaist to complain that he wasn’t offered a “vegetarian alternative.” Talk about 1st World problems.
Homo fruit should have starved. Dopey POS
I see an ugly fake leather couch, a GF with a dental problem, things made of wood (save the planet), synthetic plastic bags (poisonous chemicals used to make them!), gift paper made with poisonous dyes, ugly shag synthetic rugs...oh my!
You should be glad they didn’t shoot you, you stupid imbecile!
He wasn't "forced" to live on bread and water if he chose not to eat the mystery meat.
He’s a vegetarian. Not a vegan. There’s a difference.
Is it an important difference?
“he was forced”
“ he refused to eat some of the food”
these are two contradictory statements in the same article. He was not forced. He chose not to eat some of the food offered to him.