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VOL. 39 | NO. 37 | Friday, September 11, 2015

Nun who vandalized uranium bunker resentenced to time served

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NASHVILLE (AP) - An 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists have been resentenced to time served for vandalizing a storage bunker that held much of the nation's bomb-grade uranium.

Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed (bohr-CHEE' OH-bed') were originally convicted of felony sabotage for their actions in 2012 at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. An appeals court earlier this year threw out the sabotage charge, leaving a conviction on the lesser charge of injuring government property.

When they were released from prison in June, the anti-nuclear activists had already served two years.

Defense attorney Judy Kwan said the judge on Tuesday ordered two years of unsupervised release. During that time the activists are prohibited from going onto the grounds of any nuclear facilities.

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