Gaza Demonstrator needs Solidarity at Court

‘’An injury to one, is an injury to all’’

A trial is currently taking place for one of the Gaza defendants. The defendant in question was himself attacked by the police at the demonstration in London on the 10th January 2009, receiving a broken nose and requiring 70 stitches.

The trial began earlier this week and is expected to conclude next Tuesday (27th April). It’s vital that the jury sees that the issues in this trial are not isolated, but linked to nearly 80 other young people who are being dragged through the British judicial system for protesting war crimes in Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009. Given the current evidence being presented in court, the jury is unlikely to hear this side of the argument. What they are hearing is the evidence of numerous members of the very same police force who gave the defendant a broken nose.

Court solidarity is not only important to increase pressure, focus the minds of the jury but also helps the defendant’s morale and coping mechanism. A strong presence inside and outside the court is very likely to have an impact on the outcome of this case. It is our presence in court which is likely to determine whether or not the defendant is found guilty or not guilty as well as determine the weight of the sentence handed down by Judge Denniss.

We urge all those free and able to attend to please come by this week and early next at 10am or any time between 10am-4pm, as the trial will be taking place all day. There will be a break between 1-2pm.

Directions to the court can be found at:


Gaza Demonstrators Support Campaign x

p.s. Please invite your friends and spread the word! Lets not wait for yet another deterrence sentence before we voice our outrage!

Monday, April 26, 2010
9:30am - 4:30pm
Isleworth Crown Court, London