Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Drax protesters’ convictions quashed over withheld evidence of police spy

This Guardian editorial puts the news about the Drax protestors having their convictions quashed into the wider context of the ongoing concerns about secret policing and its undermining of open justice.

Rob Evans reports on the Drax case in more detail. You can also watch two of the Drax protesters making a brief statement outside the court where they express the need for a full independent inquiry into the actions of undercover police officers.

If you’re new to this story then I highly recommend reading the book ‘Undercover: The True Story of Britain’s Secret Police’ by Rob Evans and Paul Lewis.