New Zealand -'' Xena: Warrior Princess'' actor Lucy Lawless says it won'' a major victory after a New Zealand judge handed her a modest rule, but declined to system costs sought by the Shell oil company for its role in protest on board a vessel for oil exploration.
Each is lawless and seven other Greenpeace activists Thursday to pay 651 New Zealand dollars ($ 547) costs for port and complete 120 hours of community service after pleading guilty earlier assault charges.
Last February, other activists and rose six and not drilling on the Tower Arctic explorer and Nobel ship heading to protest oil exploration in the Arctic. Another protester helped from the ground. Spent four days lawless above the 174 - foot (53-meter) tower, camping and blogging about her experience. Work briefly delayed voyage.
Shell Todd Oil Services, which chartered the ship, sought about NZ $ 650,000 (545,000 $) in compensation from the protesters.
The activists, lawyers considered this amount was excessive. Equivalents, and Judge Allan Roberts said the company could pursue through claim civil court system.
Shell Todd declined to comment on whether he would continue to work civil. In a statement, the company said it'' has always supported the efforts of law enforcement to respond to this incident and deter such activity in the future.''
It is known for the title role lawless in her Xena'' and recently Spartacus'' starring in cable TV Stars series.''
'' I think it is a great victory that the court had canceled demand compensation from Shell, which I think it was very funny, Lawless said.
She said she was happy to clean toilets, pick up trash or anything else to do is required to serve her community and she has no regrets about his participation in the protests, which she said helped concerns about the highlight on drilling for oil in the Arctic.
Greenpeace says more than 2 million people have signed a petition to make the Arctic refuge and outside the boundaries for oil exploration.
Lawless said it plans to continue to protest against climate change and oil exploration.
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