0201 Sashrakusha; C4698CC-B)
The Imperial Interstellar Scout
Service base at Umaraag has been involved in protracted
legal proceedings against the Naval
base at Sumeszu (2632 Corridor).
Naval medics from nearby Sumeszu took 120 chirpers
for research purposes from a reservation on Umaraag, where
over 60% of the population. Scout personnel maintained that such
violated the laws protecting the reservation and the chirpers' right to
Initial rulings in 1114 favored the Navy, and the Scouts
subsequently appealed the decision. Eventually they pursued the
all the way to the Emperor himself, and in early 1119 Strephon
ruled in favour of the IISS, citing a principle of equal treatment of
natural and artificial sophonts. This ruling is a major milestone
in the rights of other chirper populations, and semi-intelligent races
throughout the Imperium.