JC | 17.07.2010 10:22
Then we come to the prevention of crime defence.Is it
possible that the defendant honestly believed that the Israeli
Military were committing war crimes in Gaza?If so, is it
possible that the defendant honestly believed that MBM were
supplying the Israeli Air Force, whether directly or
indirectly, and it doesn't matter for our purposes whether it
was going to America or any other country, directly or
indirectly, with the component parts for the F16.If so, is
it possible that the defendant honestly believed that by
damaging the property of MBM he or she was assisting in the
prevention of either war crimes that he or she believed the
Israeli Military were committing, or conduct by MBM which was
ancillary to or assisting in the commission of such war
crimes, for such conduct would be an offence under English
law.If so (the fourth question) is it possible that it was
reasonable in all the circumstances, as the defendant believed
them to be, to damage such property?
What you have read above is an extract from Judge Bathurst-Norman's full summing up.
July 15, 2010
LEWES CROWN COURTT 20097131/7129/7128/7126/7124/7122/7120
(SITTING AT HOVE)The Law Courts,
Lansdowne Road, Hove.
28th & 29th June 2010
HIS HONOUR JUDGE BATHURST-NORMAN
(Sitting as a Deputy Circuit Judge)
R E G I N A
- v -
ORNELLA SAIBENE, ROBERT NICHOLLS, THOMAS WOODHEAD, CHRISTOPHER
OSMOND, HARVEY TADMAN, ELIJAH SMITH and SIMON LEVIN
It is too too long to copy in it's entirety here.
Some very interesting and detailed points are made.
If you wish to read it all follow the link below.
Original article on IMC Bristol: http://bristol.indymedia.org/article/692733