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Peru on Greenpeace Nazca Incident: We Want Names

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Peru's government said it is waiting for the environmental group Greenpeace to give them the names of activists accused of damaging the world-renowned Nazca lines - which date back more than 1,000 years - during a recent protest to call attention to clean energy during the recent climate summit in Lima.

Culture Minister Diana Alvarez-Calderon said Monday Peru has not received "what it would have liked to obtain: names, passports, addresses" of the activists involved. Officials are seeking charges for "attacking archaeological monuments," which is a crime punishable by up to 6 years in prison.

"What Greenpeace's representative says is that they want to conduct an investigation that will last about a month because they are going to look into 27 affiliates," said Alvarez-Calderon. "They want to know who produced the idea for the event, who organized it and who went to it."

Greenpeace has apologized for the publicity stunt and has said it is willing to accept the consequences.

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