Cairns Peace Pilgrim crosses the line to pray at Pine Gap Defence Facility early Monday as Peace Convergence ends.
Media Release Cairns Peace Pilgrim crosses the line to pray at Pine Gap Defence Facility early Monday as Peace Convergence ends. UPDATE: Paul Christie has been arrested and is being held at the Alice Watchhouse. Peace Pilgrim Paul Christie has been arrested after praying on the mountain at Pine Gap Defence Facility and is being held by police in the Alice Springs watchhouse. It is not clear what charges he is facing given the challenge to the Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952 by Supreme Court Judge Trigg last Thursday. The police prosecution last Thursday were directed to drop charges against 5 Peace Pilgrims after Judge Trigg announced that the legislation was “a nonsense”. Judge Daynor Trigg, said the legislation requires an ‘authority to prosecute’ from the Attorney General BEFORE prosecution proceeds. He added that the law states that ‘prosecution’ starts with charging. All pilgrims who were lamenting the preparation of illegal war at Pine Gap were immediately released last Thursday. It is understood the police prosecutor intends to appeal later this month in the Darwin High Court. ———— Paul Christie is expected to appear in court at the 2pm sitting Monday afternoon in Alice Springs. PHOTO and VIDEO opportunity outside the court following proceedings. Margaret Pestorius 0410273604 More information at www.closepinegap.org/media PINE GAP PEACE CONVERGENCE Cairns Peace Pilgrim crosses the line to pray at Pine Gap Defence Facility early Monday...Read More