Today (9/10/14) 5 members of Stirling University CND
attended the Police Station in Dunblane in order to report crimes committed by
the British Government's nuclear weapons programme, Trident, and its intended
Specifically this included breaches of the 1977 Geneva
Protocol, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the International Criminal
Court (Scotland) Act 2001. The United Kingdom is committed to disarming our
nuclear weapons under these, and the maintenance and replacement of the current
system breaks the law.
The police's attention was drawn to these acts and evidence
of the crimes committed, including a motion that went before the House of
Commons on the 14th March 2007 giving the government permission to pursue a
replacement system, which Anne McGuire, MP for Stirling, voted in favour of.
This event follows on from others carried out in England and
Wales throughout the early part of this year by Action AWE, another
anti-nuclear weapons group that focuses on Britain's nuclear warhead factories
near Reading, from where the weapons are driven through Stirling to Coulport,
One of the delegation from Stirling University CND, Alasdair
Ibbotson, said "It's important that the United Kingdom set an example-
that international law cannot be disregarded with impunity when it suits us,
and that the government is not above the laws made by it at Westminster.
Nuclear weapons are illegal, and that's why we've come to report them as a
In the event the police refused to accept the report and
investigate whether a crime had been committed, stating that doing so was
"not in their remit". A complaint has been lodged by a member of the
group with Police Scotland, regarding the failure to accept the report, which
may amount to misconduct.
Notes to Editors:
action was carried out at 3pm in Dunblane Police Station.
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