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Briana Waters Released from Prison on Bail

October 16, 2010

Briana Waters Released from Prison and Reunited with Her Daughter

Briana Waters Released from Prison Today on Bail. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the environmental activist's conviction on September 14th, 2010, based on their findings that her conviction was improper because important rulings by the trial court deprived her of a fair trial. After serving 2 and a half years, she was released from prison today, October 14, 2010, pending a re-trial. She is ecstatic about being reunited with her daughter, Kalliope.

On June 19, 2008, Briana was sentenced to six years in prison after she was falsely accused of participating in a politically motivated arson which took place at the University of Washington in May 2001; a federal jury found her guilty of two counts of arson on March 6, 2008.

[Seattle Times]

A woman whose conviction of helping with a notorious 2001 Seattle ecoterror attack was overturned by a federal appeals court has returned home.

The North American Animal Liberation press office says Briana Waters was released from prison Saturday. The 34-year-old Waters was connected to a cell of radical environmentalists based in Olympia and in Oregon who carried out attacks throughout the West from 1996-2001, causing more than $80 million in damage.

full story: localnews/2013186199_ecoterror18m.html

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