More Jail for anti-war activists

*Presentencing Press Release and messages of solidarity posted…
http://www.indymedi 86734

Fr. Martin Newell was sentenced at Stratford Magistrates Court Tuesday (18/3/07) to five days jail, he was immediately taken into custody.  Sentencing on Zelda Jeffers has been postponed until next week.  Zelda is a former “Shannon Banshee”, 6 years a nurse in Nicaragua (where she also worked on Ken Loach’s “Carla’s Song”) and 2 years a nurse with an indigenous tribe on the Amazon. Zelda made it clear to the court that she refuses to pay fine, or contribute in any way to those who profit from the arms fair.  The court said it could not take her pension but could take her to the High Court to get her bank details.  The court postponed sentencing on Zelda for a week.

Sentencing arises out of the Feb 15th. conviction
http://www.indymedi en/2008/02/ 391777.html
for nonviolent resistance at 2007 London Arms & report of action
http://www.indymedi en/2007/09/ 380866.html

Zelda Jeffers and Fr. Martin Newell live and work at the London Catholic Worker which offers shelter and hospitality to refugees fleeing wars fueled by the arms trade.  They also run a cheap local cafe/social centre in Dalston and a free Sunday soup kitichen for the homeless in Hackney.

Martin Newell was a member of the Jubilee Ploughsares 2000 group that disarmed a nuclear convoy vehicle at RAF Wittering
http://www.plowshar esactions. org/webpages/ jubilee_ploughsh ares_2000. htm

The London Times on Martin Newell “Following Jesus in Love and Anarchy” http://www.timesonl tol/comment/ faith/article346 1731.ece

Presentencing Press Release and messages of solidarity posted…
http://www.indymedi 86734

For more information contact Ciaron in England
ciaronx@yahoo. com
Ph. Landline  0207 249 0041
Mobile 0795 029 0857

Ciaron O’Reilly
London Catholic Worker
16 De Beauvoir Rd,
De Beauvoir Town
London N1 5SU
Landline 0207 249 0041
From Overseas 0044 207 249 0041
Mobile Calls & Text 0795 029 0857
From Overseas +44 795 029 0857
“The poor tell us who we are,
The prophets tell us who we could be,
So we hide the poor,
And kill the prophets.”
Phil Berrigan

Please comment down below