10 Dec 2018

‘Crushing blow for human rights’ as protesters guilty of terror-related offence

Fifteen activists have been found guilty of a terror related charge after they chained themselves around a plane at Stansted Airport – in a bid to stop an immigration removals flight from taking off. A jury was told that the protesters – known as the Stansted 15 – had put the safety of the airport “in a likelihood of danger”.

Amnesty International called the verdict a crushing blow for human rights. Here’s our senior Home Affairs correspondent Simon Israel.