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07 February 2013

Anti-war campaigners denied the right to protest at Fairford Military base – Judgment on 8 February 2013

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Judgment in 12 test cases is to be issued at 10am on Friday, 8 February 2013 at Central London County Court – Court 8 (13 – 14 Park Crescent, London, W1B 1HT. Bindmans LLP acts for over 100 people who we were affected.

On Saturday 22 March 2003, approximately 159 passengers boarded three coaches at Euston Station in London, to travel to Fairford Military Aerodrome, with the intention of protesting against the war in Iraq and the fact that an English base was being used by the Americans for the purpose of launching their bombing mission in Iraq.

Most of the protestors never reached Fairford Military Aerodrome.  They were stopped by police at Lechlade, a town three miles short of Fairford.  The protestors were told to leave the coaches by the police and searched, then obliged to get back on the coaches and sent back to London under a police escort.

The case engages Articles 10 and 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights, i.e. the right to freedom of expression and the right to freedom of peaceful assembly.

Saimo Chahal, partner, will be available for interviews outside the Court between 10am and 10.30 am on Friday 8 February 2013 (tel 07599 426 976).

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