River’s Outline Legal Arguments

January 2001, Manchester Crown Court 1. I intend to adopt arguments put by Mr Munyard concerning   1a Mens rea. 1b The lawful excuse of protection of property. 1c The lawful excuse of protection of human life and limb. 1d…

Defence of Angie Zelter

Argyll & Bute District Court, Victoria Halls, Helensburgh, 22nd September 1998 0.1 Charge:- On the 13th and also on the 20th August 1998 ’in HMNB, Clyde, Argyll and Bute, you Angela Christine Zelter’ with various others, different on the two…

Trial of the MAGIC Four Newbury, March 2000

Extracts from a report by {River} Background Expert witnesses for the defence Evidence from the four defendants Legal Arguments Defence Counsel The Verdict: 3 March 2000 Appendix: Prosecution: Opening Note Background Roger Franklin (72) a peace activist from Horsley, Sylvia…

Marcus Armstrong’s Defence

9th May 2000, Helensburgh District Court I am not going to appeal to your understanding of international law, humanitarian law, the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, the Geneva convention, or the Nuremburg principles, even though I know that they apply to Britain,…

Barbara Macgregor’s defence

23rd April 2001, Helensburgh District Court Court Testimony In the words of this court I conducted myself in a disorderly manner, sat on the roadway, disrupted the free flow of traffic to the alarm and annoyance of the lieges refused…

Tony Davies’ defence

20th September 2001, Helensburgh District Court I have spent most of my working life in medical schools in the UK and in Africa. As a doctor it has been my job and privilege to relieve suffering caused by illness and…

Debbie Clarke’s defence

28th September 2001, Helensburgh District Court Court Testimony The last couple of weeks have demonstrated the hypocrisy and illogical nature of our government’s nuclear arms policy. While Britain and the rest of the world has been horrified and outraged at…

Adam Conway’s defence

12th October 2001, Helensburgh District Court Defence to Breach of the Peace for a Blockade Action 1. The High Court, in Smith vs Donnelly[B] , said that for Breach of the Peace “what was required was conduct which presented as…