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I was forced to survive on bread and water in Russian prison because it didn't serve vegetarian...
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/29/2013 | Jennifer Smith

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: ecoweenies; enviromentalists; globalwarming; greenpeace; putin; russia
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Porky could stand to lose a few more pounds.


1 posted on 12/29/2013 2:07:08 PM PST by RightGeek
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To: RightGeek

Attempting to GAS.......nope, not happening.


2 posted on 12/29/2013 2:09:20 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: RightGeek

Looks like he gained the weight back.


3 posted on 12/29/2013 2:09:22 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: RightGeek

Bread and water IS the vegetarian alternative.


4 posted on 12/29/2013 2:09:49 PM PST by circlecity
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To: RightGeek

They should have been sent to Siberia. Bunch of jerks.


5 posted on 12/29/2013 2:09:58 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: RightGeek

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.


6 posted on 12/29/2013 2:10:09 PM PST by Mercat
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To: RightGeek

He’s lucky he made it out alive. Watch her overbite, porky!


7 posted on 12/29/2013 2:10:41 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: RightGeek

I can see the title now... “One Day in the Life of Vegan Denisovich”.


8 posted on 12/29/2013 2:11:06 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: RightGeek

He needs a diet. She needs a dentist. They both need an interior designer.


9 posted on 12/29/2013 2:11:16 PM PST by rickmichaels
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To: RightGeek
Well ain't too friggin bad. Guess what! Russia doesn't play games and it looks like you haven't learn the lesson.


10 posted on 12/29/2013 2:11:19 PM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: RightGeek

My giveadamn is busted.

11 posted on 12/29/2013 2:12:22 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: RightGeek

Liberal + Vegetarian = Who Gives a D Squared.


12 posted on 12/29/2013 2:12:38 PM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Ha!

:D


13 posted on 12/29/2013 2:12:50 PM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: circlecity

BTTT


14 posted on 12/29/2013 2:13:50 PM PST by indcons (Lurker mode mostly)
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To: RightGeek

Poor little girly man. Life has been so hard since he had to leave mommy and daddy’s house.


15 posted on 12/29/2013 2:13:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Truth Is Out There. Just don't let anyone know that you're looking for it.)
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To: RightGeek

vegetarian...old Indian word for bad hunter


16 posted on 12/29/2013 2:14:54 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: RightGeek

Nice leather couch for a vegetarian.


17 posted on 12/29/2013 2:15:20 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: RightGeek

I do respect Russia’s jail system. No coddling going on for crimes committed.


18 posted on 12/29/2013 2:15:44 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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Animal is an important food for humans.


19 posted on 12/29/2013 2:15:48 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: RightGeek

Would be wise to come to the realization that not all societies will cater to your special needs when run afowl of their laws.


20 posted on 12/29/2013 2:16:12 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Sacajaweau
They should have been sent to Siberia.

Or to The Lubyanka.

21 posted on 12/29/2013 2:17:18 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: RightGeek

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


22 posted on 12/29/2013 2:17:28 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: rockrr

The Russians don’t believe in country club prisons, telling inmates, “This is not a restaurant; you eat what’s on the table.”


23 posted on 12/29/2013 2:19:03 PM PST by Socon-Econ ( is no model of USA-style democracy)
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To: RightGeek

I hope he finds out they make bread with generous amounts of lard in Russia.


24 posted on 12/29/2013 2:20:21 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: RightGeek

“forced to live on bread and water “

Total BS. Such a diet would constipate a person to death.


25 posted on 12/29/2013 2:20:30 PM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: RightGeek

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

http://www.defense.gov/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=43686

“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. “


26 posted on 12/29/2013 2:20:53 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: RightGeek

Bread and water, that’s luxury. If he was in a Kalifornica prison he could obtain sexual reassignment surgery for free.


27 posted on 12/29/2013 2:21:03 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Oliviaforever

Is it real leather?


28 posted on 12/29/2013 2:22:01 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: RightGeek

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.


29 posted on 12/29/2013 2:23:16 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: RightGeek

Stupid is supposed to be painful.


30 posted on 12/29/2013 2:23:25 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Some people might call it a confidence game or swindle, others call it ObamaCare!)
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To: RightGeek

31 posted on 12/29/2013 2:23:40 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

So is mine. Great graphic!


32 posted on 12/29/2013 2:23:55 PM PST by Fungi
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To: RightGeek

Bread and water diets are torture, heh heh. It binds you up completely. It really hurts. Constipation x infinity.


33 posted on 12/29/2013 2:24:20 PM PST by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: Oliviaforever

LOL that was my same first thought when I saw the pic.


34 posted on 12/29/2013 2:24:25 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: RightGeek
All the prison food had low grade meat of unknown origin in it.

Wait'...Russian prisons does not serve porterhouse steaks / S

Dude should count his lucky stars they even offered him something besides bread and water..

35 posted on 12/29/2013 2:24:37 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: King Moonracer

looking at the posted picture, perhaps sexual reassignment surgery would benefit him?


36 posted on 12/29/2013 2:24:48 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: circlecity

As if it was REALLY meat..


37 posted on 12/29/2013 2:24:49 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Innovative

We should hand over ALL prisoners on death row to Russia...


38 posted on 12/29/2013 2:25:07 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Oliviaforever

That may be naugahyde. He’s probably not aware of how many naugas that have to be slaughtered to make one sofa.


39 posted on 12/29/2013 2:27:35 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: RightGeek
Where's the Russian version of the ACLU on this? Where's the National Lawyers Guild? Where's the Russian equivalent of PBS, prepping to do the Russian equivalent of FrontLine, or the Russian Equivalent of CBS prepping to do the Russian Equivalent of 60 Minutes, focusing on the harsh injustices of the Russian prison system? How about the Russian equivalent of This American Life; maybe the conditions inside Russian prisons would make a juicy episode?

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?

40 posted on 12/29/2013 2:27:50 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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"I hope he finds out they make bread with generous amounts of lard in Russia."

That's what I thought! Bread made with animal fat, not corn oil.

41 posted on 12/29/2013 2:27:51 PM PST by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: Socon-Econ

Do they serve pork to muslims?

Not even if it’s hallal?


42 posted on 12/29/2013 2:28:02 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: RightGeek

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.


43 posted on 12/29/2013 2:28:36 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: RightGeek

Homo fruit should have starved. Dopey POS


44 posted on 12/29/2013 2:29:24 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: RightGeek

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!


45 posted on 12/29/2013 2:31:13 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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Dear Porky,

You should be glad they didn’t shoot you, you stupid imbecile!


46 posted on 12/29/2013 2:33:44 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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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

He wasn't "forced" to live on bread and water if he chose not to eat the mystery meat.

47 posted on 12/29/2013 2:33:56 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Oliviaforever

He’s a vegetarian. Not a vegan. There’s a difference.


48 posted on 12/29/2013 2:39:46 PM PST by fivecatsandadog
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He’s a vegetarian. Not a vegan. There’s a difference.

Is it an important difference?

49 posted on 12/29/2013 2:41:42 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: RightGeek

“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.


50 posted on 12/29/2013 2:42:01 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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