Street Magistrates Court, London Monday
13 January 2003 10am
11 December 7 people were arrested at their homes
in the early hours of the morning under the Terrorism
Act 2000. Six of those were detained at Paddington
Green Police station until 16 December when they were
granted bail. They are charged with membership of
and fundraising for a proscribed organisation.
charged are human rights activists who work to expose
the human rights abuses of the Turkish state which
occur on a massive scale and on a daily basis in Turkey.
Their crime appears to have been to upset the Turkish
state at a time when Britain is wooing Turkey for
use of its bases in the event of war against Iraq.
Monday 13 January 2003 they will again appear at the
Bow Street Magistrates Court for a review of their
bail conditions and possibly to enter a plea.
are asking as many people as possible to picket the
Bow Street Magistrates Court on 13 January from 10am
until the case is heard (at this stage it is not possible
to say what time this will occur).
protest at the use of this most repressive piece of
legislation - the Terrorism Act 2000. We protest that
people can be taken from their houses as they sleep
on flimsy or no evidence and detained for up to 7
days without being charged. We protest that those
who dissent are criminalised and labelling "terrorist".
We protest at the terrorist activities of the British
state against the people of the world.
add your voices to ours. Come along to monitor this
case and to show your solidarity with those who are
by People Against the Terrorism Act (PATA)
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