It didn’t matter that Wednesday was International Human Rights Day or that Kathy Kelly, Georgia Walker in June were standing up for peace and against the military’s use of drones at Whiteman Air Force Base.
Federal Judge Matt Whitworth on Wednesday in Jefferson City found the women guilty of criminal trespass at a military instillation. He sentenced Kelly of Chicago to three months in prison and Walker of Kansas City to one year of supervised probation.
The two peace activists were delivering a loaf of bread and a citizens’ indictment of drone warfare on June 1 to authorities at Whiteman, a prepared news release said. They have spoken in Kansas City about their actions and their willingness to stand up for peace.
Kelly is with Voices for Creative Nonviolence based in Chicago.
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