Media Release - 13th April 2012
Tasmanian environmentalist released from Tasmanian Prison
Today, Tasmanian environmentalist Ali Alishah has been released after being in Tasmania’s Risdon Prison Medium Security Precinct since the 22nd February.
‘I am continuing my efforts to see Tasmania’s globally significant forests protected and the Tasmanian community delivered a sustainable future. I congratulate Miranda Gibson for her ongoing efforts to protect our natural, environmental and cultural heritage,’ Ali Alishah said.
‘I remain committed to the protection of the Tasmanian marine, forest and community environments. I am proud of my actions in the past and I look forward to the legislated protection of Tasmania’s natural heritage. I have been empowered by the support I have received by the Australian and international community for my actions while I was in prison.
‘I witnessed the ongoing struggle of people in the Risdon Prison while they wait for urgently needed reforms to the prison. The prison has hit a brick wall when it comes to progress with a high percentage of inmates not having sufficient access to active rehabilitative programs. Tasmanians need to recognise the ongoing plight of the most disenfranchised and disempowered members of our community and to ensure that our humanitarian standards apply to all and are conducive to a productive society .”