DSEI ‘Stop Arming Israel’ court case dropped

February 2, 2016

An activist arrested for taking action on the ‘Stop Arming Israel’ day of action at the DSEI arms fair has had their case dropped. Activists hold a 'Stop Arming Israel' banner on a military vehicle

The activist was on trial for scrawling “arms tested on children” on an armoured vehicle as it arrived at the ExCeL Centre for one of the world’s biggest arms fairs.

Vyara said it was ironic to be put on trial for using a washable marker on a war vehicle.

“Would the arresting officer have the guts to rugby tackle any of the war criminals, arms dealers, or those who use arms to kill people?” she said.

Although the charges have been dropped, Vyara is keen that we don’t forget why she took action: to call for a two-way arms embargo and to resist the UK’s role in arming Israel.

Read all about the case and join the campaign to stop the UK’s arms trade with Israel.

There are still people facing trial for taking action at the DSEI arms fair. Find out how to support them  and join and publicise the solidarity protest on Facebook.


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