Calif. animal activists arrested

FBI agents have nabbed four people suspected of harassing University of California life science researchers over the past two years. Federal agents arrested twenty-somethings Adriana Stumpo, Nathan Pope, Joseph Buddenberg, and Maryam Khajavi late last week and charged them with using "force, violence, or threats to interfere with the operation of the University of California in violation of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act," according to an FBI linkurl:release.;http://sanfrancisco.fbi.gov/pr

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Feb 22, 2009
FBI agents have nabbed four people suspected of harassing University of California life science researchers over the past two years. Federal agents arrested twenty-somethings Adriana Stumpo, Nathan Pope, Joseph Buddenberg, and Maryam Khajavi late last week and charged them with using "force, violence, or threats to interfere with the operation of the University of California in violation of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act," according to an FBI linkurl:release.;http://sanfrancisco.fbi.gov/pressrel/2009/sf022009.htm Stumpo and Pope were arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina as they returned to the US from Costa Rica, and Buddenberg and Khajavi were arrested in California. The four, either together or individually, have been connected to a string of incidents that ranged from protesting outside the home of UC Berkeley researchers, to distributing threatening flyers in a Santa Cruz coffee shop and attempting to force their way into the home of a UC Santa Cruz researcher. Last year, a UC Santa Cruz...

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