[HCCN] fw: Kathy Kelly and others on trial in Las Vegas

Judith Robbins judy at robbinsandrobbins.com
Fri Sep 3 17:11:58 EDT 2010

September 3, 2010
2:44 PM

CONTACT: Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Jerica Arents: 262-366-3785 (cell)
Jim Haber 415-828-2506(cell)

“Creech 14” Activists on Trial in Las Vegas for Protesting Drone  
Warfare at Creech AFB
LAS VEGAS - September 3 - On Tuesday, September 14, 2010, members of  
the Creech 14, along with their legal advisors and supporters will  
hold a rally at Lewis and 3rd Street, at 7:30 a.m. and then proceed  
to their trial which begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Regional Justice  
Center at 200 Lewis Avenue.  Charged with criminal trespass for  
entering the Creech AFB on April 9, 2009, the activists will argue  
that, under international law, they are obliged to oppose illegal  
U.S. usage of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) to attack people in  
Afghanistan. They also plan to show the court that by entering Creech  
AFB they were enacting their first amendment right to assemble  
peaceably for redress of grievance.

One of the first issues before the court will be their request to  
include former U.S. Attorney Ramsey Clark, Legal Director of the  
Center for Constitutional Rights Bill Quigley and Colonel Ann Wright,  
a former U.S. diplomat posted in Afghanistan as expert witnesses.  
Clark will demonstrate that "usage of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles based  
at Creech Air Force Base to kill ‘high value targets' constitutes  
extrajudicial executions and fails to afford all the judicial  
guarantees which are recognized as indispensable by civilized peoples."

A panel featuring these expert witnesses is open to the public at  
7:00 p.m. on September 13, at the University of Nevada Boyd School of  
Law, Thomas & Mack Moot Court Facility.

Those arrested included John Dear, S.J.; Dennis DuVall; Renee  
Espeland; Judy Homanich; Kathy Kelly; Fr. Steve Kelly; Mariah  
Klusmire; Brad Lyttle; Libby Pappalardo; Megan Rice, SHCJ; Brian  
Terrell; Eve Tetaz; Fr. Louie Vitale; and Fr. Jerry Zawada.

The group will assemble for trial preparation and reflection, each  
morning, from September 10 - 13, outside the entrance to Creech AFB,  
in Indian Springs, Nevada. The morning gatherings will begin at 6:30  
to 8 a.m.  Vigils will resume from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Voices for Creative Nonviolence has deep, long-standing roots in  
active nonviolent resistance to U.S. war-making. Begun in the summer  
of 2005, Voices draws upon the experiences of those who challenged  
the brutal economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and U.N. against  
the Iraqi people between 1990 and 2003.

Voices for Creative Nonviolence Links: Homepage

Article printed from www.CommonDreams.org

URL to article: http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/09/03-8
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