Stansted 15: Activists Who Stopped Deportation Charter Flight Convicted of Terror-Related Charges

Beth Perkin, Charlotte England - 10 December 2018

A group of 15 activists who prevented a deportation charter flight from leaving Stansted airport by locking themselves together around the aeroplane have been found guilty of a terror-related offence.

The so-called Stansted 15 spent nine weeks on trial charged with an offence that has never been used before in response to a non-violent direct action and carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

They were convicted by a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday 10 December and will be sentenced on 4 February 2019.... See more

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