UK campaigners opposed to genetic modification (GM) in agriculture today won yet another legal victory against attempts to prosecute them for trashing GM crops. A series of further outstanding cases against direct action activists could now be dropped, campaign group Genetix Snowball claims.
Issued by the high court in London - Britain's highest criminal court - today's judgement deals with two appeal cases, both concerning the legitimacy of aggravated assault charges brought against anti-GM activists. The ruling says that such a charge was not merited in either case because no "intimidation" was evident during the crop destruction actions.
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