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McCann seeks war crimes inquiry against Raytheon

Journalist and campaigner Eamon McCann is calling on the British authorities to investigate the arms firm Raytheon for war crimes.

Mr McCann was one of six Derry men acquitted yesterday of causing criminal damages at the company's office in Derry in August 2006.

All six had admitted storming the Raytheon offices in Derry and throwing computers out of the windows, but said they did so to prevent innocent people from being killed by the Israeli military in Lebanon.

Speaking after yesterday's verdict, Mr McCann said he believed the world would one day look back on the arms trade as current society looks back on the slave trade.