Four protesters still occupying Oregon wildlife refuge charged: indictment

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 04, 2016 12:41 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Four anti-government activists still occupying a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon have been indicted along with 12 others previously arrested on charges of impeding federal officers during a month-long armed standoff at the compound.

The indictment, filed in federal court in Oregon and unsealed on Thursday, supersedes an earlier criminal complaint that charged protest leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy and others with preventing officers and employees of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from discharging their duties by "force, intimidation, and threats."

(Reporting by Shelby Sebens in Portland, Oregon; Writing and additional reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Steve Gorman)