CRIMESTOPPERS WILL REPORT DEVONPORT’S INVOLVEMENT IN CONSPIRACIES TO COMMIT WAR CRIMES AT CHARLES CROSS POLICE STATION IN PLYMOUTH ON 12TH MAY FROM 9.30 a.m.
Alarmed people will converge on Charles Cross Police Station in Plymouth on Monday 12th May 2014 at 9.30 a.m. to report on crimes being committed by those responsible for running H.M. Naval Base Devonport, which includes Babcock Marine. In conjunction with Action AWE (Atomic Weapons Eradication), the local Trident Ploughshares group – The Tamarians – will call on the police to arrest Government, Devonport and Babcock officials responsible for maintaining and re-fitting Trident submarines as this is part of criminal preparations to commit war crimes.
“Those people working in Devonport naval base and enabling Trident submarines to continue to threaten mass destruction are subject to the law. They are not immune to prosecution. Nuclear weapons are subject to the same legal restraints as any form of weapon,” said Shirley Law, of the local Tamarian group. “In view of their massive, indiscriminate effects, any use of nuclear weapons would be a war crime and crime against humanity. By maintaining the submarines and enabling their deployment with nuclear weapons is a violation of some of the most important international humanitarian laws. People need to report these crimes and insist that our elected government complies fully with international law.”
‘We are here today in Plymouth to report a war crime, a crime against peace and a crime against humanity”, said Michal Lovejoy, a member of Trident Ploughshares, “The British nuclear warheads are fired from missiles housed in a nuclear powered Trident submarine that is maintained at Devonport, here in the midst of Plymouth. Devonport is thus a major part of the conspiracy to commit a war crime. Firing British nuclear weapons would have catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would cause suffering well beyond any so-called ‘target’ area and affecting unborn generations. We, the public, cannot allow our government, armed forces and private corporations to continue to make and deploy weapons intended for mass murder. They must not be treated as above the law. In a functioning democracy when the armed forces break the law they must be brought to account.”