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Carry on camping I

On 6 May, district judge Peter Crabtree at Reading court threw out bail conditions imposed on four Aldermaston Camp(aign) women by police and the MoD after the 15 February blockade. The conditions had banned the four from roads surrounding the Aldermaston and Burghfield nuclear bomb factories and from any MoD land. The women argued this was unnecessary and disproportionate and interfered with their European Convention on Human Rights freedoms of association and assembly. Puzzlingly, while the judge appeared to agree, he imposed a new minor condition, prohibiting the women from travelling along a short stretch of road around Tadley Gate.

Topics: Nuclear Weapons