Support Gaza protester in Court of Appeal
August 24, 2010 09:00Tagged as: repression
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL
On 28 May 2010 Martin Askew was sentenced to 18 months in prison for showing his contempt towards the Israeli siege on Gaza in December 2008-January 2009, which killed over 1400 people including 400 children and reduced large areas of the already devastated Gaza to rubble. Martin hurt no one in his actions and was in fact himself brutally attacked by the police, leaving him needing 70 stitches to his head.
Martin is one of over 20 people imprisoned for participating in the London protests against the attack on Gaza. It is a huge injustice that such compassionate and conscientious people are in jail for showing support for a people who are living in a state of constant brutal oppression.
Read about Martin's case here:
Read about other appeals which were heard recently and read an interview with Martin's partner here:
Please show your solidarity by joining the demonstration outside the court and attending the hearing.
Demonstration called by Gaza Demonstrators Support Campaign (GDSC)
(GDSC is supported by Action Palestine, Boycott Israel Network, Dundee Trades Union Council, Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!, Halifax Friends of Palestine, International Solidarity Movement, Islamic Human Rights Commission, Islington Friends of Yibna, Palestinian Students' Campaign for the Academic Boycott of Israel, University Teachers Association in Palestine, York Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, Yvonne Ridley)
For location of court see: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=WC2A%202LL
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