On this day in 1996, four Ploughshares activists - Joanna Wilson, Lotta Kronlid, Andrea Needham and Angie Zelter - were acquitted of illegal entry and criminal damage on the basis of preventing a greater crime, after damaging an F-16 Hawk fighter jet that had been sold to the Indonesian government for use in its occupation of East Timor.
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