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Final 30 Days of Action court case dropped.

November 23, 2012

The one remaining court case from the thirty days of action (June 9th to July 9th)  has been dropped without trial. Leonna and Angus were able to gain entry to the Coulport nuclear weapons depot at 4am on June 13th, feet from the Explosives Handling Jetty where the Trident warheads are loaded onto the submarines. They were charged with the (Oh so) Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 and Military Bye-laws, both of which have now been dropped.

The two had attended three intermediate diets as the trial was repeatedly adjourned due to the reluctance of the Crown to disclose the evidence against them. It is suspected that the Prosecution’s sudden change of heart may have had something to do with the accused, as they were representing themselves, being entitled to a copy of the cctv footage which would have shown just how easily they gained entry to what ought to be the most secure place in the UK.

This was the final court case resulting from the 30 Days of Action. Out of a grand total of around 60 arrests from Peace Camp actions this year, only three have been sentenced (to 30 hours community service for a banner drop from the Finnieston Cran in Glasgow).

The no-longer-accused would like to state their support for the three Transform Now Plowshares activists who are facing a possible $100,000 and a year in jail for trespassing at the Y-12 nuclear weapons complex in the US.
We are privileged to live in a country where anti-nuclear protestors are treated with such relative leniency, which begs the question: why aren’t there more of us?

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