SHAC ACTIVISTS SENTENCED TO A TOTAL OF 50 YEARS

Seven SHAC activists were this month sentenced to a total of  50 years in prison for conspiracy to Blackmail. They did not commit any direct action themselves rather they may have encouraged others to do so as a result of running the successful SHAC campaign.

A full report on this can be found on the South Wales Anarchist website.

Their address and info of what you can send in:

  • Dan Amos (VN7818 )

    Birthday: 19 November

    HMP Winchester, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5DF

    Sentenced on 21 Jan 2009 to four years in connection to the campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences.

    The following items may be sent in: writing pad (non ring binder type); envelopes; £5.00 worth of stamps; 20 normal size (5×7 or 6×4) photos (check with inmate first). Cheques and postal orders must be made out to ‘HM Prison Service’ and the inmate’s name/number written on back, together with a return address.

  • Gregg Avery (TA7450)

    Birthday: 5 December

    HMP Winchester, Romsey Road, Winchester, SO22 5DF

    Sentenced on 21 Jan 2009 to nine years in connection with the campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences.

    The following items may be sent in: writing pad (non ring binder type); envelopes; £5.00 worth of stamps; 20 normal size (5×7 or 6×4) photos (check with inmate first). Cheques and postal orders must be made out to ‘HM Prison Service’ and the inmate’s name/number written on back, together with a return address.

  • Natasha Avery (NR8987)

    Birthday: 28 December

    HMP Bronzefield, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, Middx TW15 3JZ.

    Sentenced on 21 Jan 2009 to nine years in connection with the campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences.

    What you can send: Cheques/postal orders made out to ‘The Governor’. Books, stationery, stamps; saes. Write prisoner name and number on the back.

  • Gavin Medd-Hall (WV9475)

    Birthday: 20 March

    HMP Winchester, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5DF

    Sentenced on 21 Jan 2009 to eight years in connection with the campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences.

    The following items may be sent in: writing pad (non ring binder type); envelopes; £5.00 worth of stamps; 20 normal size (5×7 or 6×4) photos (check with inmate first). Cheques and postal orders must be made out to ‘HM Prison Service’ and the inmate’s name/number written on back, together with a return address.

  • Heather Nicholson (VM4859)

    Birthday: 30 January

    HMP Bronzefield, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, Middx TW15 3JZ.

    Sentenced on 21 Jan 2009 to 11 years in connection with the campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences.

    What you can send: Cheques/postal orders made out to ‘The Governor’. Books, stationery, stamps; saes. Write prisoner name and number on the back.

  • Dan Wadham (WV9474)

    Birthday: 3rd February

    HMP Winchester, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5DF

    Sentenced on 21 Jan 2009 to five years in connection with the campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences.

    The following items may be sent in: writing pad (non ring binder type); envelopes; £5.00 worth of stamps; 20 normal size (5×7 or 6×4) photos (check with inmate first). Cheques and postal orders must be made out to ‘HM Prison Service’ and the inmate’s name/number written on back, together with a return address.

Below are Heather Nicholsons words from the Wales on Sunday:

“I have never hit or attacked anyone. Even the judge said I was not accused of actually intimidating anyone. It was just this amazing charge they came up with, “conspiracy to blackmail,” that was some kind of catch-all.

Our Government is big on allowing people the democratic right to protest but when you become effective at protesting they clamp down on you like the worst form of dictatorship. We formed SHAC because we were genuinely heartbroken that trusting animals were being bred to be led into laboratories to have all sorts of unspeakable things done to them. We had no trouble raising money because millions of people out there are horrified at what goes on in animal testing but it was extremists, not us, who carried out attacks on people?s homes. We went out of our way to ensure our campaign was above board and legal but they found a way to bring us down.

When I get out I plan to establish an animal sanctuary, maybe helping animals who have been tested on. The Government has me targeted so I want to help in any effective way I can. I find it incredible that as someone exercising a right to protest against cruelty I land up in jail next to people who have killed and tortured children.

I am working as a listener helping vulnerable prisoners while in jail and making the best of it. My legal team is currently considering an appeal.”

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~ by cardiffabc on January 26, 2009.

One Response to “SHAC ACTIVISTS SENTENCED TO A TOTAL OF 50 YEARS”

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