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Trials

Eight acquitted for DSEI arms fair action

Judge says 'clear, credible' evidence of 'criminal wrongdoing' at past arms fairs

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Bad arrest, good result

He fought the law ...

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Anti-roads activists acquitted!

Judge Crabtree warned us that while judgements in magistrates’ courts usually take between 45 minutes and two hours, this one was likely to take considerably longer.

Trials news

  • There have been anti-arms trade legal victories connected to protests at the defence & security equipment international (DSEI) arms fair last September.

Anti-roads victories

Prosecution suffers numerous defeats in Combe Haven trials

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Charges dropped against TPers after CPS blunders

On 10 and 13 January, Reading magistrates court dismissed charges of ‘obstruction of the highway’ against two groups of Trident Ploughshares (TP) activists because of procedural errors by the crown

I stand with Margaretta D’Arcy

Carol Fox on the background to Margaretta D’Arcy's latest imprisonment ...

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The Waddington Six take the stand for law and order

Heavy-hearted judge imposes minimum sentence on anti-drone activists

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Alfie Meadows and Zak King face third trial

Student protestors Alfie Meadows and Zak King face a third trial for taking part in a  demonstration on 9 December 2010 against the trebling of university tuition fees, the scrapping of the Educational Maintenance Allowance and other attacks on public education.

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Census COs

Conscientious objectors to the 2011 Census in the UK continue their courtroom struggles.

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