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On the 12th of February 2013 a Belgian judge ruled in the case of the Belgian state against Field Liberation Movement activists who destroyed a GM potato field trial in Wetteren, Belgium, on 29 May 2011. The 11 activists who stood trial were found to be guilty on all accounts, including the accusation of participating in a criminal organization. Two activists were sentenced 8 months of imprisonment and a fine, and three others were sentenced 6 months of imprisonment. Six activists received a six month ‘non-effective’ prison sentence. The activists were also sentenced to paying around 25.000,- Euro of damages to the field trial site. The activists have announced to fight this court ruling.