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Help with Natasha’s legal costs!


natashas-legal-costsWe’re launching an urgent fundraiser to help with Natasha’s legal costs:

Help with Natasha’s legal costs!

An urgent fundraiser from the Free Sven and Natasha support group.

In July 2012 Sven and Natasha were raided and arrested in Amsterdam under a European arrest warrant. They were charged with ‘conspiracy to blackmail’ in relation to Huntingdon Life Sciences (recently rebranded as Envigo). HLS is Europe’s largest animal testing laboratory and is the most notorious and protested lab in history. The UK government has gone to extraordinary lengths to stop people protesting against HLS, with increasing targeting and repression of campaigners. Sven and Natasha are waiting to go to trial in the UK and face up to 14 years in prison.

Natasha has been living in Holland for over 5 years and the actions she’s accused of participating in did not take place in the UK. But, if she’s convicted and sent to prison in the UK, she will be forced to serve the entire sentence there. Sven will be allowed to transfer back to Holland, giving him many more rights and benefits.

Following legal advice, Natasha will soon apply for a court hearing to argue that she should have the same rights as Sven to return to Holland.

The court hearing costs about €300 and if Natasha loses the case, she will have to pay another €1000 as well.

We strongly believe that rights should not only be given to people who can afford to fight for them in the legal system. Sven and Natasha are struggling financially with this complicated and stressful legal case and cannot afford this hearing without our help.

Please support Natasha and donate towards the cost of the hearing. It’s important that we stand together against political repression and let Sven and Natasha know they’re not alone. Solidarity is our strongest weapon for building resilience and effective resistance.

If Natasha wins the hearing, the extra donations received will go towards the ongoing support campaign for her and Sven.

Visit the support website to learn more about the case, HLS and repression. You can get to know Sven and Natasha and find out other ways you can support them:

We also post regular updates on our Facebook support page:

Please share this fundraising appeal.

Donate in solidarity with the SOCPA7


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A supporter is running the Bournemouth Marathon on October 5th 2014 to raise money for the SOCPA7 – seven campaigners accused of conspiracy to commit SOCPA 145 in relation to SHAC (Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty), the international campaign to close down HLS (Huntingdon Life Sciences). They are facing 5 years in prison for protesting against animal testing.

HLS is the Europe’s largest contract animal-testing laboratory. They carry out experiments which involve poisoning animals with household products, pesticides, drugs, herbicides, food colourings and additives, sweeteners and genetically modified organisms.

Every three minutes an animal dies inside Huntingdon totaling 500 innocent lives every single day.

HLS have been repeatedly exposed for horrendous animal cruelty. The SHAC campaign has been so effective that HLS has been driven to bankruptcy.

Due to vested interests in the vivisection industry, the UK Government stepped in to help HLS. They provided financial help and introduced new laws to target anti-vivisection campaigners.

For more information about the SOCPA7 please visit

Thank you very much for your support,
Until all are free!

Successful Fundraising Event

Big thanks to all the bands who played to a packed-out and enthusiastic audience at The Junction (Stokes Croft, Bristol), helping us raise a whopping £300 for prisoner support.

It was great to see the enthusiasm of all involved in highlighting this important issue.

Special thanks to Badger for putting it all together, Kebele for bringing the info-stall and to Jesus Bruiser, Born/Dead, 7 Crowns, and War/System for playing some amazing music (and making our tinnitus that much worse)…