A letter of thanks from David Haussmann, detained in Russia for a peaceful protest

Posted by jamie — 17 October 2013 at 5:48pm - Comments
David Haussmann in court in Murmansk
All rights reserved. Credit: Dmitri Sharomov / Greenpeace

David 'Haussy' Haussmann is one of the 'Arctic 30' detained in Russia and charged with piracy for a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling.

Below is a letter from David to everyone who's supported him over the past 28 days.

To publish – post to everyone who has written to me / 13-10-13

To my ‘big whanau’ out there,

I can’t put it any more simply than thanks. Some of you I know, some I’ve heard of, some I’ll never even meet.

Your kind thoughts, support and humour means a lot to me right now, it is the simple things in life.

In the words of an old and trusted work mate and friend, “what is this monkey business?”

I have no idea, just more questions than answers. The only thing I am sure of is the thing that ties us all together, the want of a ‘clean, green and peaceful planet’.

It’s impossible to write to you all, it just ain’t happening from here, so that’s it. 

To those who know Sarah and have heard of Theo, please lend your support to them, they mean so much to me.

Definitely time to stand up, speak up and be heard.

Thanks for that.

See you on the other side.

Haussy

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