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Indonesia to deport Greenpeace demonstrators: leader

Indonesia plans to deport de·port  
tr.v. de·port·ed, de·port·ing, de·ports
1. To expel from a country. See Synonyms at banish.

2. To behave or conduct (oneself) in a given manner; comport.
 seven foreign Greenpeace activists involved in a protest against deforestation deforestation

Process of clearing forests. Rates of deforestation are particularly high in the tropics, where the poor quality of the soil has led to the practice of routine clear-cutting to make new soil available for agricultural use.
, seen as a contributor to global warming, the group said Thursday.

The seven were among a group of 14 activists detained on Wednesday after some of them chained themselves to a crane at port facilities used by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), in Riau province on Sumatra island.

"Seven foreign Greenpeace activists who were directly involved in climbing the crane yesterday will be deported," Greenpeace Southeast Asia forest campaigner Bustar Maitar told AFP (1) (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol. .

Rampant deforestation has made Indonesia the world's third-largest greenhouse gas emitter, according to some estimates.

Maitar said Indonesian authorities had no basis for expelling the activists, who are from Belgium, Germany, the Philippines and the United States, because they had valid business visas.

"We can't accept them saying that we violated the visas. They should know that Greenpeace's core business is campaigning," said Maitar.

Another five foreign activists had been sent to the capital Jakarta but would not be deported, he said.

Indonesia deported 13 foreign Greenpeace activists and two foreign journalists, an Italian and an Indian, earlier this month after a similar protest in Riau.

Greenpeace is calling on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono General (ret.) Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (born September 9, 1949 in Pacitan, East Java, Indonesia), is an Indonesian retired military general and statesman as well as the sixth President of Indonesia.  to take strong action on deforestation in Indonesia in the run-up to global climate change talks in Copenhagen in December.
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