EDO on trial: Decommissioners go to court

IssueMay 2010
News by Matthew Biddle

The six EDO Decommissioners, who caused £300,000 damage to the EDO MBM arms factory in Brighton to protest against the war on Gaza, go to trial on 17 May. They are charged with conspiracy to commit criminal damage.

The trial will be held at Hove Crown Court on Lansdowne Road BN3 3BN. There will be a solidarity demonstration at 10am on the Monday morning.

Because the courtroom lacks a large public gallery, people are also encouraged to turn up throughout the trial to support the Decommissioners and view the proceedings.

EDO Decommissioner Elijah Smith has been in prison for 16 months. Letters of support are always appreciated: Elijah Smith, A3186AM, HMP Lewes, 1 Brighton Rd, Lewes, Sussex, BN7 1EA.

The Decommissioners, who come from Bristol, are appealing for support to help offset the costs of accommodation during the trial.

Donations can be sent to: Decommissioners, Booty, PO Box 6, 82 Colston St, Bristol, BS1 5BB. Please make cheques payable to “Decommissioners”.