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Suzanne Taylor was released 1/23/08 on tagging

VPSG | 24.01.2008

In one of the sickest sentences ever handed out to animal rights activists last March 2007, Both Teresa & Suzanne have now both fortunately served considerably then less time inside than they were originally handed down a draconian judge.

In one of the sickest sentences ever handed out to animal rights activists, today Mark Taylor was sentenced to 4 years in jail for carrying out demos against companies associated with HLS. Also his wife Suzanne was sentenced to two and a half years and Teresa Portwine to 15 months.

This outrageous sentence was handed down by a draconian judge hand picked by the British Government to do a hatchet job. What a sick society we live in that this happened on the same day a a man was sentenced to 2 years in jail for killing a pensioner who asked to stop urinating against a supermarket wall. [1]

SINCE MARCH

In July 2007, Trish Portwine was released on Home Detention Curfew, after serving just three months, a year less than originally given. Suzanne Taylor was released on tagging yesterday after serving 10 months, over a year and a half less than originally given,

By no means are they now "free", however they have both served considerably less in prison than they were charged with, which is great for them both.

Mark Taylor is still serving his remaining 3 years, 2 months, although he has been asked to be removed from the VPSG/ALFSG support lists (I think he was getting way too much mail and decided to concentrate on a course whilst making use of his time inside).


FACTS

Mark, Suzanne and Teresa never attacked anyone, they didn't cause 1-pound of damage, they didn't break into any premises yet Judge Goldring sentenced them to these disgusting sentences. He sentenced both Mark and Suzanne knowing full well that it would leave both their children aged 15 and 17 to fend for themselves. As a movement we will be there for all 3 prisoners and Mark and Suzanne's daughters no matter what.

Justice Goldring must be the biggest recruiting sergeant yet for the Animal Liberation Front as Joseph Harris who planned and executed nighttime raids on companies associated with Huntingdon Life Sciences causing 25,000-pounds worth of damage was only sentenced to 2 years' imprisonment under the same legislation. Bizarre or what?

History shows us that draconian unjust sentences only serve to make activists worldwide more angry. What they are trying to stop is a movement that has carried out more demos and actions against Huntingdon Life Sciences in the last 2 months than at any time in its history. [1]


NOTE

The more effective we are, the more savage their response will be, so what shall we do? It is your duty to step up actions (and of course we mean legal ones) to close Huntingdon Life Sciences for the animals dying inside Huntingdon right now and for our imprisoned comrades in the UK and abroad. It only EVER finishes when those gates of Huntingdon close once and for all. We will not fail them. [1]


ARTICLES

New A.R. Prisoners - Support Them & Take Action (SHAC)
http://www.shac.net/ARCHIVES/2007/March/7a.html  [1]

Four years for animal rights protestor (Arkangel)
http://www.arkangelweb.org/international/uk/20070309fouryears.php 

SOCPA - The garrotting of commonsense and democracy continues (NETCU Watch)
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/03/364520.html 

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