Stansted 15

Stansted 15 defendants have their terror convictions quashed

The activists who blocked a deportation flight on Stansted Airport in 2017 had their convictions quashed today in the Court of Appeal. The appeal judgement states that ‘The appellants should not have been prosecuted for the extremely serious offence under…

The Stansted 15 will not spend time in jail

The Stansted 15, a group of anti-deportation protesters who blocked a government deportation flight last year, will avoid jail, with 3 set to be given suspended sentences and 12 set to be given community service. Sentenced today by a Crown…

December 18th, International Migrants Day, solidarity and actions in the UK

Today people from all over the UK stood in solidarity with the Stansted 15, demanding an end to the hostile environment, an end to detention and an end to all forms of deportation. Over 50,000 people have signed the petition demanding…

Solidarity with migrants isn’t ‘terrorism’ – the Stansted 15 case shames the UK

GRACIE BRADLEY 11 December 2018 for openDemocracy We should cherish dissenters trying to stop human rights abuses – not imprison them under anti-terrorism laws designed to prevent further Lockerbie bombings.  In March 2017, fifteen people tried to stop a secretive…

Petition on change.org: “Support the Stansted 15 – End Deportation Flights”

My name is Angela MacKeith. This is me and my daughter May. She is one of fifteen human rights activists who have just been convicted of a terror offence for taking peaceful action to stop a deportation charter flight. She…

Stansted 15: Solidarity Open Letter and Protest outside the Home Office

A solidarity demonstration with the Stansted 15 – the activists convicted under anti-terror legislation for blocking a deportation flight in March 2017 –  took place this afternoon in London outside the Home Office. Many protesters were wearing pink to show…

Stansted 15 respond to guilty verdict

The Stansted 15 protesters, who stopped a government deportation flight from taking off in March last year, have today been found guilty of breaching terror laws. After 9 weeks the jury found all fifteen defendants guilty of intentional disruption of…