Stansted 15: Activists Who Stopped Deportation Flight Found Guilty

On 28 March 2017, a group of activists blocked a flight leaving London Stansted airport with 60 people on board being deported to Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone. Among the deportees was a Nigerian national, who had been living in the UK for the last 13 years with his pregnant partner, two children, and an his sick mother. The activists, who have become known as the Stansted 15, have now been found guilty of "endangering an aerodrome”. Amnesty International describes this as a “crushing blow to human rights”. The defendants will be sentenced at a later date.