3 anti-nuclear activists released from federal prison

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 16, 2015 at 6:31 p.m.



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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A lawyer says an 85-year-old nun who vandalized a uranium storage bunker with two fellow Catholic peace activists has been released from prison.

Attorney Marc Shapiro says Sister Megan Rice was released today, just hours after 66-year-old Michael Walli and 59-year-old Greg Boertje-Obed also were let out of prison.

The trio was ordered released by a federal court on Friday. The order came after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati last week overturned their 2013 sabotage convictions and ordered resentencing on their remaining conviction for injuring government property at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.

The activists have spent two years in prison. The court said they likely already have served more time than they will receive for the lesser charge.

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APPHOTO TNKNN502: These photographs provided by the U.S. Marshals Service show anti-nuclear weapons activists Greg Boertje-Obed of Washington, D.C., Sister Megan Rice of Nevada, and Michael R. Walli of Duluth, Minn. An appeals court on Friday, May 8, 2015, has overturned the sabotage convictions of Rice, Walli and and Boertje-Obed who broke into a facility storing much of this country's bomb-grade uranium and painted slogans and splashed blood on the walls. The opinion says the vandalism at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge in 2012 did not amount to sabotage. (U.S. Marshals Service via Knoxville News Sentinel/AP) (30 Jul 2012)

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