In 1999, Heather, along with Greg Avery and Natasha Dellemagne, set up Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) with the aim of closing Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), a contract animal-testing company based in Cambridgeshire.
Nicholson was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment in January 2009 for conspiracy to blackmail in connection with the SHAC campaign. Nicholson pleaded not guilty to the charges.
She was released on February 11, 2012 after serving 5 and half years of her 11 year sentence.
Since mid-November 2010, Tsakalos had been at large, as a warrant for his arrest was issued shortly after the arrest of his brother Gerasimos. On March 14, 2011, he and four other comrades were arrested in Volos.
Doug is one of the Cleveland 4, sentenced to 11 and a half years after FBI entrapment stemming from Occupy Cleveland.
It was during the reign of Ronald Reagan, a decade that signaled the rapid decline of all that still lay natural, sane, and pure. Central America was brutalized, unions were busted, record number of millionaires became billionaires, punk rock took the offensive, and on May 31, 1985 Douglas Wright entered this world.
Abdulrahman Odeh is part of the Holy Land Five, Muslim activists targeted during the Bush Administration in their attack on Muslim activists after September 11th. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Jacob was one of the NATO 3, accused of making molotovs and of saying that they planned to use them to attack police stations, a Democratic Party campaign office, and the mayor’s home during the NATO summit. They were set up by informant(s).
Dr. Rafil A. Dhafir is an American Iraqi-born physician, who was targeted along with many other Muslims post 9/11 in the Bush administration’s “War on Terrorism.” He started the charity Help the Needy, to respond to the humanitarian crisis created by the Gulf War and US Sanctions on Iraq. The US government originally charged the charity and Dhafir with violations of the US sanctions. When he refused a plea bargain, the government falsely charged the charity with fraud, money laundering, tax evasion and a variety of other nonviolent crimes.
Damiano Bolano was wanted for his participation in CCF since September 2009. He was arrested on 14/03/2011, along with another four members of the group, after a raid by the special police forces and Anti-terrorist agency in the house they were living in Volos. He is prosecuted for “Volos case,” for involvement with explosives and guns, founded in the possession of other people accused of being members of CCF (arrests in Pireus and Kallithea), for the case concerning the shipping of 14 parcel-bombs and for the “case concerning 250 attacks of CCF."
Chelsea Manning was summoned to appear and give testimony before a federal grand jury. While the exact nature of the grand jury is unknown, signs indicate it is related to her 2010 disclosures of information about the nature of asymmetric warfare to the public. Following in the footsteps of scores of other activists, Chelsea is challenging the grand jury subpoena, and therefore risks being placed in jail for for up to 18 months if she is found “in contempt” of court. She was released from jail in March of 2020.
Chuck Sims Africa is a member of the black liberation group MOVE and part of the MOVE 9, nine MOVE members all falsely accused for the murder of a police officer who was shot by friendly fire when the Philadelphia police raided their house.