Sunday, July 04, 2010

Seven disarmers in Brighton, England, found not guilty - preventing British-Israeli war crimes

Read EDO Decommissoners Trial Blog

On 17th January 2009, as Israeli bombs rained down on Gaza, the disarmament group 'EDO Decommissioners' broke into the EDO factory in Brighton and nonviolently disarmed the production line, damaging their capability to make weapons to be used against Gazan civilians. The seven causing nearly £200,000 of damage and shutting down production, offered no defense other than the prevention of imminent war crimes. EDO produces components for the Israeli F 16's that were wreaking extensive damage, and claiming 'hundreds of lives, in Gaza' at the time.

5 of the defendants were acquitted by the unanimous jury, Wednesday afternoon June 30, 2010, during the fourth week of the trial. On Friday morning July 2nd. the Judge directed the jury to acquit the two remaining defendants.

Chris Osmond said "We brough the suffering of ordinary Palestinians into a British courtroom and confronted with the evidence they took the brave decision to find that our actions were justified"