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outubro 18, 2013

Trial of a biologist in Russia is postponed for lack of a translator

This week the whole world realized the importance of the work of translators.  Ana Paula Maciel, the biologist from Rio Grande do Sul arrested by Russian authorities while participating in a Greenpeace protest against oil exploration in the Arctic, is waiting for a decision by the local courts on her appeal. The court has postponed the session indefinitely for lack of a Russian-Portuguese translator to provide the consecutive and simultaneous interpretation services need to conduct the case.  According the Russian law, the individual must be a sworn translator.

The biologist and another 29 detained Greenpeace activists could face prison sentences of up to 15 years if convicted. So far, the Russian judicial system has denied a request for the provisional release of 15 people, even on bail.




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