Sunday, December 11, 2005

"Protesters = Criminals" in The World According to Blair

Acts of defiance against war turned ordinary people into criminals:

* Maya Evans, 25, convicted for reading out names of 97 British soldiers killed in Iraq at unauthorised protest.
* Douglas Barker, 72, threatened with jail for withholding part of his tax payment in protest at the Iraq conflict.
* Malcolm Kendall-Smith, a 37-year-old RAF medical officer, facing court-martial for refusing to serve in Iraq

By Jason Bennetto and Terry Kirby
The Independent

"In three different British courtrooms yesterday, three ordinary people stood accused of three very different crimes, but all based simply on their opposition to the war in Iraq...."

SEE EARLIER POST: "Protesters = Terrorists" in The World According to Bush

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