8 Jul 2010

PICKET IN SUPPORT OF GAZA PROTESTORS

PICKET IN SUPPORT OF GAZA PROTESTORS

Over 100 people were arrested last year after demonstrating
against the Israeli invasion of Gaza. Seventy-eight were charged
with violent disorder, and many were given deterrent sentences of
up to two and a half years for as little as throwing a plastic
bottle. Almost all of those charged are very young and from
Muslim backgrounds. (SEE http://bit.ly/9sIjcO )

Ten protestors will appeal against their sentences on Tuesday 13
July. If successful, the appeals will impact on all current and
any future cases where the courts try to pass deterrent
sentences.

A picket has been called at the appeal court at 9am, calling for
the release of all those imprisoned, the dropping of any further
charges, an end to the intimidation of the Muslim community and
in defence of the right to protest.

PICKET IN SUPPORT OF GAZA PROTESTORS
TUESDAY 13 JULY 9AM
ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE,
THE STRAND, LONDON WC2A 2LL

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