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Peace activist on trial.

ImcScotland | 25.06.2003 12:08 | Anti-militarism | Iraq | Repression

On the 10th of march 2003, Danish peace activist and grandmother, Ulla Roder, was arrested for damaging a Tornado war-plane at RAF leuchers in Fife so it couldn't be used in an attack on Iraq.
Other Tornados from Leuchers were involved in the bombing of Iraq using cluster bombs and radioactive Depleted Uranium.
Ulla is currently on remand in Cornton Vale Prison, and her trial will start soon.

More information under these links:
Free Ulla Campaign
Trident Ploughshares
Scottish CND

The trial of Ulla Roder for damaging a Tornado jet at Leuchars airbase in March, is now scheduled to be heard sometime during the two weeks beginning 28th July, following another hearing on 22nd July to check whether she is prepared for trial, given the barriers she is facing in getting legal representation.

Ulla (48), from Odense in Denmark but currently living in Scotland, is being held on remand at Cornton Vale prison in Stirling. Ulla is one of the "Greenock 3", famously acquitted in 1999 after disarming a Trident research barge and was also involved in establishing Fylingdales Peace Camp. She has served many prison sentences for anti-trident actions. However, she could face over 15 years in jail for this action.

Other peace activists are currently in court,too.

More background reading:

- Ulla's personal story
- , FREE ULLA article from the 10th of june
- launch of FREE ULLA website, 1st of june
- call for letter-writing and support actions to Ulla,30th of april
- Description of the action
- report on other peace prisoners
- report on a previous action, where she painted "USELESS" on a nuclear submarine



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