SOCPA 7 meetings this week

In 2012-2013 seven people were raided, arrested and charged for conspiracy to commit SOCPA 145 & 146, two laws introduced in 2005 against anti-vivisection campaigners that turn minor public order breaches into serious criminal offences punishable by up to five years in prison.

The ‘SOCPA7’ were facing a two month trial, however following discussions with the prosecution, the defendants agreed to a plea deal at a court hearing on 5th Sept.

To find out more about the terms of the plea deal and why the defendants chose to take it see:

Three info nights & fundraisers are taking place this week around the UK to raise awareness of the SOCPA7 and the criminalisation of the anti-vivisection movement.

9 Sept: London – 7:30pm, London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate St, London E1 1ES.
10 Sept: Manchester – 7pm, SubrosA Manchester, 27 Lloyd Street South, Moss Side, Manchester, M14 7HS.
11 Sept: Bristol – 6:30pm Food. 8pm Live music, Kebele, 14 Robertson Road, Bristol, BS5 6JY.

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