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DPP asks power station protesters to appeal against trespass convictions – The Guardian

“The 20 protesters convicted of conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass after a demonstration at the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station have been invited to appeal against their convictions by the director of public prosecutions.”

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The Guardian, 18th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Shapps: ‘Landlords can legally use force on squatters’ – The Independent

“Homeowners who are victims of squatters can use violence to break in and forcibly remove them, ministers have claimed. Squatters who retaliate or defend themselves will face tough criminal sanctions under measures planned by the Government.”

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The Independent, 3rd April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

UK Uncut arrests threaten future protests, lawyer warns – The Guardian

“A lawyer at a leading civil liberties firm has expressed fears for the future of direct action protest after the mass arrest of UK Uncut activists during last Saturday’s anti-cuts demonstrations in London.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Naked burglar fails to get jail sentence overturned – BBC News

“A naked burglar who broke into the homes of two families has failed to persuade judges that his indefinite jail term was unfair.”

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BBC News, 29th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Met police are criminalising a generation of students, claims law firm – The Guardian

“A leading legal aid firm has accused the Metropolitan police of criminalising a generation of students for taking part in the protests against tuition fees.”

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The Guardian, 6th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Undercover police case: CPS to review convictions of environmental protesters – Daily Telegraph

“The Crown Prosecution service (CPS) is to review the convictions of a group of environmental protesters sentenced for planning to shut down the UK’s second largest power station.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station activists sentenced – BBC News

“Two activists who planned to shut down a power station in Nottinghamshire have been given community orders.”

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BBC News, 18th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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