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SHAC Sentencing - watch this space

Pat | 19.01.2009 21:59 | SHAC | Animal Liberation

When the media erupts with the usual expected reactionary backlash against 'animal rights terrorists' remember that they harmed NO-ONE and compare their sentences with the 'caustic soda rape case'.

Three men have been jailed for raping a 16-year-old girl in an attack in which caustic soda was thrown on her. The girl, who has learning difficulties, was lured into a north London flat and repeatedly raped.

Rogel McMorris, 18, from Tottenham, north London, was jailed for nine years for rape and grievous bodily harm.

Jason Brew, 19, from Tottenham, was jailed for six years and Hector Muaimba, 20, from Walthamstow, was given eight years for rape and robbery.



Just a comparison

19.01.2009 22:59

I think that the point being made is that these men committed a horrific crime but will be out on the streets within a few years whilst, if previous cases are anything to go by, the animal rights campaigners are facing outrageous jail terms for actions taken by other 'persons unknown', who may (or may not) have done things without the defendants knowledge.

See analysis of the SHAC case at

Reply to above

The connection

19.01.2009 23:00

I think the point is supposed to be that the SHAC 7 are facing anything up to 14 years for running a campaign where others broke the law, whereas someone guilty of rape gets as little as 6 years.

We saw the same thing when the Newchurch lot appealed the length of their sentences - 12 years for running a campaign where someone else acted illegally, whilst on the same day a man got 3 years for kicking to death a pensioner who told him to stop urinating in the street.

It's in anticipation of the legal system once more treating protestors more severely than those who kill or seriously assault. It's in expectation of a general display of hypocrisy and double standards.

: )

Sentencing set for tomorrow

20.01.2009 00:16

The judge, Mr Justice Butterfield, said yesterday that he will not hand out the sentences to the activists until tomorrow morning [20th].

Judge Butterfield.... the new Judge Ross?