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Greenpeace to Challenge France in Court Over Sinking of Ship
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Meisler, Stanley
Date: Aug 30, 1985
Start Page: 13
Section: 1; Foreign Desk
Abstract (Document Summary)

David McTaggart, the Canadian president of Greenpeace, announced Thursday that his environmental organization will challenge the French government in the courts over the sinking of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior in the harbor at Auckland, New Zealand.

Without disclosing the details of Greenpeace's legal strategy, McTaggart said that [Lloyd N. Cutler], who served as counsel under President Jimmy Carter, has agreed to serve without pay, helping Greenpeace fight the French government in French, New Zealand and international courts.

In dismissing the [Bernard Tricot] report, McTaggart was in tune with his audience. Ever since the report was released Monday, the French press has expressed a conviction that Tricot was naive, at best, in concluding that the five French agents arrested or sought by New Zealand police in the bombing were sent by France to spy on Greenpeace but not to bomb its ship.

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