9am onwards // Friday 10th October 2014
Southwark Crown Court, 1 English Grounds (off Battlebridge Lane), Southwark, London SE1 2HU.
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After more than 2 years on bail for their part in the campaign to close Europe’s largest animal testing laboratory; Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), the SOCPA7 defendants will attend court to be sentenced on Friday 10th October.
The SOCPA7 are compassionate campaigners who were raided and arrested for holding protests against HLS. They were charged with conspiracy under special laws that were introduced to criminalise anti-vivisection campaigns.
Debbie and Lorna have the most serious charges and face up to 5 years in prison, Emma and Anton face up to 3 months and Emily and Alexis face large fines.
Don’t let them go through this alone!
Join us in a peaceful protest outside the court in solidarity with the activists as their sentencing takes place. Together we have the strength to fight animal testing and resist state repression.
To learn more about the SOCPA7 case, laws and defendants, visit the support website: www.socpa7.org
Please join the Facebook event page to give us an idea of numbers on the day: www.facebook.com/events/147032525467120
Help us to build a good show of support for the defendants by sharing this event info and inviting your friends.
Please note that space in the public gallery is limited, so we ask that this be saved for close friends and family invited by the defendants.