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Israeli tourist office/El-Al protest - arrests

05.07.2002 09:58

On Wednesday 3rd July a number of arrests and raids were carried out in relation to a non-violent action in the same office block as the Israeli Tourist Board and the El-Al airline offices on 13th May. This follows the arrest of activist Emily Apple last week and who subsequently had her home raided and various items including personal diaries were seized. She was held for two days and was given the ridiculous charge of Violent Disorder (Section 2) which is usually reserved for serious rioting, and carries a sentence of up to 5 years imprisonment.
Police confiscated computers and other items from yesterday's arrestees, and one teenager had her house searched while police shut her home alone little brother in his room. Full report

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