How did undercover policeman Mark Kennedy spy on Drax activists? | Rob Evans

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 05:00 in Psychology & Sociology

The convictions of campaigners in Drax case are now in doubt, but what was Mark Kennedy doing during the protest?Coming under the spotlight at the moment is a second case of activists who may have been wrongly convicted.Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, this month invited 29 activists convicted over a 2008 protest at the Drax power station to challenge their convictions at the court of appeal.Starmer disclosed that the convictions may be unsafe as a senior prosecutor may have withheld from the trial evidence about Mark Kennedy, the undercover policeman who infiltrated the environmental movement for seven years.Kennedy is understood to have infiltrated the group of activists who were convicted at the Drax protest. He appears to have helped with a reconnaissance mission and later drove some campaigners to a rendezous.Any more information which sheds light on what Kennedy did during the Drax protest would be appreciated. It...

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