Legal/repression news: upcoming court dates in the North-West and US prisoner birthdays

A few pieces of news from the legal/prisons/court side of things:

There are two upcoming court dates of interest in the Lancashire area. On October 24th, Sam and Dan, the two people being charged with criminal damage for attempting to disarm military planes that were bound for Saudi Arabia, are going on trial at Burnley Combined Court, and there’s a call for a vigil outside. The trial is expected to last up to three days. Then, on the 27th, Joe, who was convicted of obstructing the highway during an anti-fracking protest, will be having his appeal heard at Preston Crown Court and trying to prove the police lied – again, he’s asking for anyone who can make it to turn up in support.

Mid-October also sees a few notable birthdays of US comrades behind bars. October 15th is the birthday of Jermaine Parker, who was given 14 years for his participation in the Ferguson revolt. It’s also the birthday of Robert Seth Hayes, a long-term political prisoner who’s been jailed since the early 1970s for shooting a cop during the conflict between the police and the Black Panthers/Black Liberation Army. Recently, Seth’s been suffering from medical neglect at the hands of the state, and went into a diabetic coma last month, having been warning that he needs more equipment to cope with his condition for a long time. On the 18th, it’s the birthday of Jalil Muntaqim, another very long-term Panther/BLA prisoner, who was sent to solitary from December 2016 to March 2017 after the authorities objected to the content of a history class he was teaching. You can learn more about Jalil’s case here.

To let our comrades know they’re not forgotten, you can send them birthday cards at the following addresses:

Jermaine Parker
#1185800
MECC
18701 Old Highway 66
Pacific, MO 63069
USA

Robert Seth Hayes
#74-A-2280
Sullivan Correctional Facility
325 Riverside Drive,
Post Office Box 116
Fallsberg, NY 12733-0116
USA

Jalil Muntaqim (address envelope/card to Anthony Bottom)
#77-A-4283
Sullivan Correctional Facility
325 Riverside Drive,
Post Office Box 116
Fallsberg, NY 12733-0116
USA

Roberth Seth Hayes (third from left) and Jalil Muntaqim (second from right) in 1982

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1 Response to Legal/repression news: upcoming court dates in the North-West and US prisoner birthdays

  1. Pingback: Early October round-up for workplace news and other social struggles | Cautiously pessimistic

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