23 Sep 2010

Detained campaigner due back in NZ

8:02 am on 23 September 2010

A Greenpeace campaigner detained by Indonesian police on Sunday is due back in New Zealand on Thursday.

Suzette Jackson and six therss were filming on a palm plantation in the province of East Kalamantan when they were detained by security guards working for an Indonesian company, Sinar Mas.

The trip was part of a campaign to persuade the New Zealand Government and Fonterra to stop imports of palm kernel, which Greenpeace has linked to the destruction of rainforests.

Ms Jackson says their film footage was taken and their driver assaulted, before they were handed over to police.

She says they were detained and questioned for 23 hours, but released after their lawyer intervened.