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Russian journalists call for release of Greenpeace photographer
俄羅斯記者呼籲釋放綠色和平攝影師

Photojournalists rally in support of their jailed colleague Denis Sinyakov in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Oct. 13.
攝影記者們十月十三日在俄羅斯聖彼得堡集會,聲援被監禁的攝影記者丹尼斯.辛亞柯夫。

Photo: AFP
照片:法新社

Several dozen journalists took to the streets of Saint Petersburg to demand the release of Denis Sinyakov, detained on piracy charges along with the crew of a Greenpeace ship after an Arctic oil drilling protest.

During the protest in Russia’s second city, blindfolded photographers and other journalists held placards reading: “Who is next?” and “A photographer is not a pirate.”

“We would like to show that we support our colleague,” Alexander Koryakov, a photo editor with Kommersant told AFP.

“Unlike in the West where society comes up in support of journalists, in our country there is no one to defend journalists.” He put the turnout at some 60 people.

A former staff photographer for AFP and Reuters, Sinyakov was covering the Greenpeace protest for a Russian online site.

Sinyakov, along with the 29 crew members of Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise icebreaker, has been detained on piracy charges after several activists tried to scale a state oil rig last month.

The charges carry a maximum prison sentence of 15 years. The group has been placed in pre-trial detention until late November.

(AFP)

數十名記者走上聖彼得堡街頭,要求釋放丹尼斯.辛亞柯夫。在一場抗議北極石油鑽探行動後,他與一艘綠色和平船艦組員,被依海盜罪名拘捕。

在俄國第二大城的抗議行動中,蒙住眼的攝影師與其他記者手持「下一個是誰?」與「攝影師不是海盜」的標語。

《生意人報》圖片編輯柯亞柯夫告訴法新社:「我們要展現支持同業的立場。」

「不像在西方,社會會站出來力挺記者,在我們國家,沒有人會捍衛記者。」他估計聚集群眾約六十人。

曾擔任法新社與路透攝影人員的辛亞柯夫,是為俄國一個網站報導綠色和平的抗爭新聞。

辛亞柯夫與綠色和平「極地曙光」破冰船的二十九名工作人員,在上月數名行動人士試圖攀登上一座國營鑽油井後,依海盜罪指控遭到拘禁。

該指控最高刑期十五年。這群人已遭審前羈押,直至十一月下旬為止。

(法新社/翻譯:魏國金)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. take to the streets v. phr.

上街遊行;走上街頭 (shang4 jie1 you2 xing2; zou3 shang4 jie1 tou2)

例: Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to protest against the nuclear power plant.

(成千上萬人走上街頭反核電廠。)

2. turnout n.

投票數;集會人數;產量

(tou2 piao4 shu4; ji2 hui4 ren2 shu4; chan3 liang4)

例: Despite hopes of a larger turnout, they were pleased with the rally.

(儘管原本希望有更多人到場,但他們對這次集會仍感到相當滿意。)

3. cover v.

採訪;報導 (cai2 fang3; bao4 dao3)

例: She covered the trial for our paper.

(她為我們的報紙採訪那次審判。)


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