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(en) Angie Zelter loses court case

From "Heather" <banners@clara.net>
Date Fri, 28 Aug 1998 20:03:15 +0100


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Press contact: Jim and Jane Phone 01436-679-194
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> Email tp2000@gn.apc.org
> Homepage http://www.motherearth.org
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>Imprisoned Ploughshares veteran in High Court today
>
>Angie Zelter, a Ploughshares activist who is on remand in the Cornton Vale
>women's prison in Scotland following three attempts to disarm the British
>Trident nuclear weapon system, was in the High Court today in
>Edinburgh. She was appealing against her imprisonment, and stated 'It is
>members of the UK Government who should be on remand. They are breaking
>international laws with the development and deployment of the first strike
>nuclear weapons system at the Trident submarine base in Scotland'.

This morning during a closed hearing, at the High Court, Angie was
unsuccessful in her appeal and will now return to Cornton Vale Womans
Prison to join the other political prisoners
>
>Angie Zelter was one of the four women who made history in 1996 by being
>acquitted by an English jury for prevention of a major crime against
>humanity. The four women were on trial after causing an estimated 1,5
>million pounds worth of damage to a Hawk aircraft bound for oppression of
>East-Timor resistance in Indonesia.
>
>Interviews with political prisoners are possible during visiting times
>
>In Cornton Vale women's prison
>
>Phone # 01786-832 591 to arrange visit remand wing
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>Mon, Thu, Fri: 1.45 - 2.45pm
>Tue, Wed : 6.30 - 7.30pm
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>· Angie Zelter, 49, Norfolk, UK, potter, remanded till Sept. 22
>· Hanna Jarvinen, 21, Finland, For Mother Earth campaigner in Gent,
>Belgium, remanded till Sept.29
>· Helen John, 60, Yorkshire, UK, remanded till Sept. 29
>· Katri Silvonen, 20, Finland, For Mother Earth campaigner in Gent,
>Belgium, remanded till Sept. 29
>· Krista van Velzen, 23, Netherlands, For Mother Earth campaigner in Gent,
>Belgium, remanded till Sept. 29
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>In Gateside Greenock men's prison
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>Phone # 01475-787-801 to arrange visit - remand wing
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>Visiting time 1:15 pm - 4 p.m. week days
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>· Jens Light, 32, Canberra, Australia, Public servant,  remanded till
>September 22
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>All Court Appearances will be in Helensburgh, District Court, Victoria
>Hall, Scotland
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>Please contact Jane & Jim Tallents for schedule of visiting opportunities
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>· If you want to bring camera's and  tape-recorders, contact
>
>Scottish Prison Service, Attn Press Officers
>Paul Burgess, Michael Mulford and Fiona Davis
>Phone 0131-244-8476 Fax 0131-244-8476
>E-mail: pburgess@sps.gov.uk
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>Trident Ploughshares 2000
>42-46 Bethel Street
>Norwich
>Norfolk
>NR2 1NR
>UK
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>tel + 44 (0) 1603 611953
>fax + 44 (0) 1603 666879
>http://www.gn.apc.org/tp2000/
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>Nuclear weapons are immoral, dangerous, polluting, a terrible waste of
>resources and were found to be generally illegal by the International Court
>of Justice on 8th July 1996.


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