Four SHAC7 Defendants Sentenced, More to Follow
14 Sep 2006 00:07 GMT
Trenton, NJ: On September 12, the first three SHAC 7 defendants -- Kevin Kjonaas, Lauren Gazzola, and Jacob Conroy -- were sentenced to prison terms of four to six years for their alleged role in campaigning to close down the notorious animal testing lab, Huntingdon Life Sciences. The following morning, Josh Harper was sentenced to three years. Andrew Stepanian and Darius Fullmer will be sentenced next Tuesday, September 19th. [Read Details: 1 | 2]
The SHAC7 are 6 activists and a corporation -- Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty USA, Inc. -- that have been found guilty of multiple federal felonies under the "Animal Enterprise Terrorism" Act. They are not accused of actually smashing windows, liberating animals or even attending demonstrations, rather reporting on and ecouraging others to engage in legal demonstrations and supporting the ideology of direct action. After being found guilty, with defendants facing up to 13 years in prison, they are beginning their appeal. This appeal will be made from prison.
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