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2006-04-13 11:15:26

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Three young men accused of setting fire to nine Baptist churches in rural Alabama pleaded not guilty during a brief hearing before a U.S. magistrate on Thursday. Defendants Matthew Cloyd, 20, and Benjamin Moseley, 19, were charged last month with conspiracy and nine counts of arson. Russell DeBusk, 19, was charged with conspiracy and five counts of arson. Court documents quoted one suspect as saying the spree began as a joke that "got out of hand"...

2006-03-02 15:44:32

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A federal jury in New Jersey convicted six animal rights activists on Thursday using an anti-terrorism law for the first time. Prosecutors alleged the activists used threats, intimidation and cyber attacks against employees of Huntingdon Life Sciences, a British company that tests consumer products on animals and has operations in East Millstone, New Jersey. The six were members of a group called Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) and charged under the...

2006-02-25 09:07:19

LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of rival protesters marched through Oxford on Saturday to demonstrate for and against the building of a controversial animal research center at the city's university. Animal rights protesters and backers of the controversial 20 million pound ($34.97 million) laboratory, including students and leading academics, took to the streets to air their views over what has become a highly-charged issue. Work on the center was suspended in July 2004 for 16 months...

2006-02-24 11:00:23

By Kate Holton and Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Two eminent Oxford scientists took a publicly defiant stand against Britain's often violent animal rights extremists on Friday, saying the intimidation which stops vital medical research had to end. "You have to be really passionate about this to put your head above the parapet and not many do," said Professor John Stein, a neurophysiologist. "The (animal rights groups) have had it all their own way. They have intimidated people,...

2006-02-23 18:42:30

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A radical environmental activist has been indicted by a federal grand jury for demonstrating how to build a firebomb in a speech just 15 hours after a fire that his group claimed responsibility for destroyed a large apartment complex being built nearby. Rodney Adam Coronado, a 39-year-old member of the Earth Liberation Front, was indicted on a charge of giving instructions on how to build a destructive device, which carries a maximum sentence of...

2006-01-20 15:05:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eleven environmental and animal rights activists have been indicted in a series of attacks in the U.S. West on targets that included the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado, the Justice Department said on Friday. The defendants, based in Portland, Oregon, and acting on behalf of the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front, were named in a 65-count indictment that included charges of arson and destruction of an energy facility, U.S. Attorney General...

2005-12-08 21:15:00

By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Oregon -- Six people believed to be radical environmental activists were indicted for crimes in Oregon and Washington including destroying power facilities and torching offices at a tree farm, prosecutors said on Thursday. Karin Immergut, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon said in a statement the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front had claimed responsibility for some of the attacks, which dated back to 1998. "These indictments show we...

2005-11-30 11:26:09

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Building work restarted on Wednesday on Oxford University's 20 million pound animal testing centre after a 16 month hiatus caused by animal rights protests. Work was suspended in July 2004 when building contractor Montpellier Group pulled out in the face of a persistent campaign by animal rights group SPEAK Campaigns. On Wednesday, the university refused to name the new contractor, the expected new completion date or give any details of the...