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Sequani Trial Update - One Remanded - Three not guilty so far...

Stop Sequani Campaign | 14.05.2008 22:45 | Stop Sequani Animal Testing | SOCPA | Animal Liberation | Bio-technology | Repression | Birmingham

One of our friends Sean Kirtley was remanded in custody today after a jury found him guilty of Conspiracy to interfere with contractual relationships so as to harm animal research organisation. Rose Golding, Gemma Astbury and Wendy Clark have been found not guilty. Pauline Burgess and Jo Goodyear should have a verdict tomorrow.

Sean is a tireless campaigner for animals and we hope to put a support network in place for him when he has been sentenced and assigned a prison number.

It would seem that someone was needed to make the four million pound operation tornado case look like it wasn't an astronomical waste of cash.

So what did Sean do to end up in prison, what was the evidence that took a father away from his family and ended him in prison.

Sean was responsible for the SSAT website. He never swore at people on a demonstration, he never used illegal direct action to further the campaign against Sequani. He never intimidated anyone or wrote threatening letters.

The prosecution had him pegged as the organiser of most of the demonstrations at Sequani and suppliers and used hearsay evidence and phone logs to make him seem like a hub for times and places of demonstrations.

We all try to do what we can as part of a campaign against a place like Sequani, Sean had skills which allowed him to maintain the SSAT and he was not a leader he just did everything he could to help animals inside Sequani. Police saw the website as a threat and therefore Sean as a more effective activist from the group which made him a target for anti protest police.

Needless to say, the campaign continues and with love and rage in our hearts we will battle on through the police bullshit and flawed legislation until all are the cages are empty at Sequani and the horrors that animals face inside daily stops forever.

We will update the Stop Sequani site with details of how to write to Sean etc ASAP.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Sequani Six over the past 18 weeks.


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Please Support Animal Liberation Prisoner Sean Kirtley!

15.05.2008 15:26

Our friend and fellow Sequani activist Sean Kirtley was remanded yesterday and awaits sentencing in relation to the 18 week Sequani trial and Operation Tornado.

Please send him your messages of solidarity and support!
Sean Kirtley (WC6977), HMP Birmingham Prison, Winson Green Road, Birmingham B18 4AS

We will find out what can be sent to Sean in prison very soon,

We will also be setting up a support MySpace and Blog for Sean in due course!

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Sequani Six

15.05.2008 14:12

This travesty of justice instills me with disgust for : The home office/police/and the judiciary, surely these are the conspirators. From Articles 5,6,7,9,10,11,14,17.Of the ECHR; Every one of these articles has a relevance to what has befallen these victims of the state.Please check them out. The need for strength against all oppression, especially discriminatory: Art:14, which has taken place at this trial/inquisition at vast expense, since the new wave socpa 2005 `.I think that stands for Society 0F Criminal Police Actions`,we all must put our heads together to challenge the laws that violate our rights to all freedoms, that are rapidly eroding.One can never do enough to stop the march of fascism.
Not being legally trained it would be very difficult for myself to put forward the URGENT case to the ECHR. But surely it cannot be so time consuming that a trustworthy, legal minded person cannot be found amongst people that care about liberty.
What squalid unscrupulous people are being allowed to ride rough shod over laws to protect our rights,yet introduce laws that so blatantly disrespect the human rights court, let alone domestic law.
Rights should extend to all creatures of this planet,that includes humans,although there seems to have been a sub species emerge and is in control or thinks it is.For now.
No criminal acts were committed by the six to warrant proceedings against them. If that does not constitute oppression, then ?
My heartfelt thoughts are with the six.
Love and peace to you all.For the animals.

Al Asitis

Best of luck

15.05.2008 18:16




16.05.2008 13:56

Will certainly be supporting Sean he is a good man, activist and freind.

never you mind who I am!