18 October 2012
The Final VerdictEPISODE THIRTY: “A big fall”
Helen continues with her appeal and is dismayed when her expert witnesses are unable to defend her argument that the interception of communications, carried out by Menwith Hill, is an illegal act. Helen’s argument, throughout this case, has been that the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act provides a layer of protection to America’s global surveillance outside of war time, which is in breach of our human rights. But with a lack of approved evidence to back up her claim, it seems that this veteran peace campaigner has finally been defeated. As Helen and Sylvia leave court for the last time, emotions run high. Realistically, the enormity of the task at hand was always going to be just out of reach, however, Helen and Sylvia’s courage and determination to try to change a global inequality and an oppressive law, is remarkable; it is undoubtedly the human spirit which held the hidden successes during this trial for justice.
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