Court support

Want to support people who are arrested and charged for taking action against the Arms Fair?

Watch this space: any ways you can support will be updated below.

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Court Solidarity for Stop the Arms Fair defendants

10 November 2017 - 23 February 2018
09:30 - 10:30
Stratford Magistrates Court, The Court House, 389-397 High Street London
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“It is up to each of us to stop the killing where it starts”: No retrial for Stop DSEI activists

27 July 2017
In 2015, a group of eight activists were arrested while taking action against the DSEI arms fair, and later acquitted as a judge ruled they took action to prevent a greater crime. The Winter Oak reports on the CPS challenge to their acquittal- you can read a longer version of this article at winteroak.org.uk. In a judgement handed...
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Activists found Not Guilty on the grounds of trying to prevent a greater crime

25 May 2016
The eight activists from Peru, Chile, Bahrain, Belgium and the UK who were arrested for taking action at the DSEI arms fair last September were found not guilty on the ground of trying to prevent a greater crime.
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Activists on trial for trying to stop DSEI

13 April 2016
Eight people are on trial this week (11-15 April) for trying to stop one of the world’s biggest arms fairs. The trial is taking place at Stratford Magistrates Court from 10am each day and anyone can watch the trial from the public gallery.  Join and share the Facebook event for updates and follow #StopDSEI. Media...
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Activist due to appear in court for Lockheed Martin protest

18 November 2015
An activist is due to appear in court on Tuesday 24 November for an action at Lockheed Martin’s London offices during the DSEI arms fair. There will be a solidarity presence outside the court from 9am Where: Westminster Magistrates Court, 181 Marylebone Road NW1 5BR When: Tuesday 24 November, 9am
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Joint statement from DSEI 2015 defendants

11 November 2015
Please support the DSEI defendants solidarity fund to help cover costs of the campaign such as childcare and travel. In mid September 2015 we were arrested for seeking to prevent the setting up of the DSEI arms fair. DSEI (“Defence Security Equipment International”) is one of the world’s largest arms fairs. Operating every two years...
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Support people arrested during DSEI protests

5 October 2015
People arrested during the protests against the DSEI arms fair are appearing in court this month. Please support the DSEI defendants solidarity fund to help cover costs of the campaign. For each court date, people will be gathering outside Thames Magistrates Court on Bow Road in solidarity with the activists. Join and share the Facebook...
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Charges dropped!

19 February 2014
Yesterday (Tuesday 18 February 2014) the CPS dropped its charges against the activists arrested during the day of action against the DSEI Arms Fair on 8 September 2013. Different activists had been charged with different offences including obstruction of the highway and obstructing a police officer.