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Prison for Mary Anne

On 10 July, grandmother of three, Mary Anne Grady Flores, 58, was sentenced to one year in prison for violating an order of protection taken out by US mission support group commander colonel Earl Evans at drone base in New York state, USA.

Along with other anti-drone activists, Mary Anne had been issued with the protection order in late 2012. As a result, she chose to act as a photographer rather take part in a February 2013 protest, staying outside what she believed to be the boundaries of Hancock airforce base, near Syracuse. She was still arrested, charged and convicted of criminal contempt.

In addition to the year in prison, Mary Anne was fined $1,000 and a state surcharge of $205, and ordered to submit a DNA sample at the cost of $50.

Topics: Drones