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Northern Territory News (Australia)
April 18, 2006 Tuesday
NEWS; Pg. 3
FOUR Christian activists will face a committal hearing this week over a break-in at a top military base in central Australia.
The Christians Against All Terrorism (CAAT) members will face Alice Springs Magistrates Court tomorrow over a break-in at the joint US-Australian facility at Pine Gap, near Alice Springs on December 9.
Former ”human shield” Donna Mulhearn, 37, of Sydney, who was abducted and briefly held by militants in the Iraqi flashpoint city of Fallujah last year, is among those charged.
The others are Jim Dowling, 50, of Dayboro, Brian Law, 51, of Cairns, and Adele Goldie, 29, of Brisbane.
All four face charges including trespassing and damaging Commonwealth land.
Police allege the group cut holes in the external and internal fences at Pine Gap.
The group said it was conducting a citizens inspection in protest at the facility’s involvement in the ongoing war in Iraq.
The committal hearing is expected to last two days.
April 17, 2006
I’m not sure yet. Initial reaction: I’m more than a little sceptical and it feels passive-aggressive, and therefore not genuinely non-violent.
Check out their blog too for a more detailed account.