A judge dismissed charges against 16 anti-torture protesters arrested last year outside the White House.
The demonstrators were arrested Oct. 17 while attempting to present U.S. President George W. Bush with a petition opposing legislation he signed that day authorizing tough interrogation and prosecution of terror suspects.
The protesters say the law authorizes torture, reports AP.
The group was schedule to go on trial Wednesday on charges of interfering with agency functions when U.S. District Court Judge Deborah Robinson dismissed the case, said Mark Goldstone, the group's attorney-adviser.
They could have faced up to six months in jail if had they been convicted.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year