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USA: Mormor Mary Anne fotade fredlig protest mot drönar-terror - Slängs i fängelse ett år

Mormor och fredsaktivist, Mary Anne Grady Flores, fotograferade en fredlig protest mot Amerikas statliga drönar-terror-avrättningar. USA:s rättsväsende slänger nu tanten i fängelse i ett år, för hennes egen trygghet, såklart...

Grandmother Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison After Protest at U.S. Drone Base 

Publicerades den 11 jul 2014 http://www.democracynow.org 
- In New York, a peace activist and grandmother has been sentenced to a year in prison for her role in peaceful protests at a base where U.S. drones are piloted remotely. 

Mary Anne Grady Flores had been issued an order of protection aimed at keeping her away from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base after she participated in an act of civil disobedience there in 2012. 

- Last year, Grady Flores says she attended another peace action, but did not participate, instead photographing it from the roadway, beyond what she believed was the base's boundary.

- She was later told the base's property extended into the road. 

On Thursday, Judge David Gideon of the DeWitt Town Court sentenced her to the maximum sentence of a year in prison for violating the protection order and fined her $1,000. In a courtroom packed with about 150 supporters, Grady Flores spoke about what she called the four perversions of justice in her case.

Mary Anne Grady Flores: "The fourth perversion is the reversal of who is the real victim here: the commander of a military base involved in killing innocent people halfway around the world or those innocent people themselves, who are the real ones in need of orders of protection?

So I, as a nonviolent grandmother and a caregiver to my own mother, as I prepare for jail, itself a perversion, I stand before you remorseful. I'm remorseful about my own country and its continued perpetuating of violence and injustice."

Mary Anne Grady Flores was taken into custody following the sentencing. She is appealing the verdict. Earlier in the day, her supporters marched six miles from the drone base to the courtroom carrying a coffin bearing the words, "First Amendment."

This video is an excerpt from the Democracy Now! interview. Watch the full segment here: http://www.democracynow.org

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