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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

GN BOARD MEMBER JAILED IN UK

I learned this morning that Global Network board member Lindis Percy was arrested yesterday in England and has been jailed for 45 days. Lindis has just returned to the UK from Seoul, South Korea where she spoke at the 17th annual space organizing conference.

Lindis is a leader of the group called Campaign for Accountability of American Bases (CAAB) in England that works hard to educate the public about and resist the presence of two US Star Wars bases at Menwith Hill and Fylingdales in Yorkshire.

According to the BBC, "A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said the 67-year-old had been arrested for a breach of bail conditions. "

According to supporters in England, "Lindis Percy was remanded in custody for 45 days by the Harrogate Magistrates Court yesterday. This was for some minor fines Lindis refuse to pay for so-called aggravated trespass at Menwith Hill and Fylingdales. Lindis has constantly refused to pay these fines and yesterday there was a Warrant out for her arrest just after she returned from Seoul."

Lindis is being held in the Low Newton Women's Prison.

To send a message to Lindis contact Elizabeth Barclay at elizabeth.barclay@nexusdsl.co.uk

1 Comments:

Blogger NO Base Stories of Korea said...

Bruce,

I just forwarded your email and blog to many Koreans including the Korea Organizing Committee members regarding the news of Lindis's arrest. I also asked them to send her the solidarity message. Her Korean translated bio and conference writing was included in this blog.

http://nobasestorieskorea.blogspot.com/2009/04/text-fwd-lindis-percy-gn-board-member.html

We, Koreans send Lindis our great thanks for her visit and speech in Seoul and send the best warm solidarity. Power to Lindis!

Sung-Hee

4/22/09, 8:56 AM  

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