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24 August 2007


Six walk free from Trident Ploughshares Prestwick Airfield trial - preview
The trial of seven members of Trident Ploughshares (including myself), who entered Prestwick Airfield to try to inspect planes flying weapons to Israel during their illegal war on Lebanon, took place from 8 to 10 August in Ayr
  • The government was telling us that the US had stopped using this civilian airport, yet we knew they had not

  • After two days of prosecution witnesses it was obvious that none of the senior staff we heard from were worried about what cargoes were going through Prestwick
  • The manager of operations told us he never looked to confirm what the cargoes were nor got anyone to check if what the US captain declared was true
  • None of them said they were very worried about the war in Lebanon
  • Even the fire officer, who knew that 'hot cargoes' came through the airport, told us that they did not have any special procedure for handling these as he did not think bombs would explode in a fire
  • (This helps to explain why evidence of Extraordinary Rendition flights has been so difficult to obtain
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    Sarah Lasenby

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