THE 'Stansted 15' - a group of activists who blocked a deportation charter flight - will appeal their conviction.

Oxford's May MacKeith and Oxford Brookes graduate Jyotsna Ram are among those convicted of terror offences last month, in a case that provoked widespread criticism from various groups, including Amnesty International.

Today an appeal was lodged against the conviction, which could mean that the group could face a life sentence in prison.

Last month around 70 people in Oxford demonstrated in solidarity with the group.

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