Update on Mulheur, Oregon Occupiers Trials

    The rightwing occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge unravelled after police arrested protest leader Ammon Bundy and four other key members of the anti-government militia. On the 41st day of the standoff, the final four occupiers surrendered, and federal prosecutors announced that they had filed felony charges against a total of 25 people associated with the armed occupation of the Malheur national wildlife refuge. The group of 23 men and two women – who are all faced the same federal charge of conspiracy to impede officers through “force, intimidation and threats” – hailed from 10 states across the … Continue reading