The ABC brings news that the Greenpeace Two have succeeded in their appeals to the better nature of Justice Penfold and won’t be spending time in the pokey for their wheat whacking ways:
Prosecutors told the ACT Supreme Court, a jail term was warranted because the attack was planned in full knowledge the law would be broken and the women had shown no remorse.
But the defence told the court Greenpeace has now paid more than $280,000 in reparations, and both women are now aware of the seriousness of their actions.
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Lawyers for the women urged a suspended sentence.
Justice Hilary Penfold agreed, but will not impose a formal sentence until October.