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COURT TODAY.....THE POLITICAL PROSECUTION CONTINUES

by Julian Ichim

COPS STOPING US FROM BRING FLAG INSIDE COURT
COPS STOPING US FROM BRING FLAG INSIDE COURT

Today Oct. 31st. the crown decided to continue to proceed with my charges by inditement for allegedly breaking the publication ban on the g20 undercover dirty ops, by writing about my experience with the infiltration despite widespread opposition and the blatent way in which the courts are being used to criminalize political dissent.

The day began with the police refusing to let us bring a red flag in the building because flags, as political symbols are not allowed in the courthouse. Ironically they were handing out poppies in the court, a symbol of glorification of Anglo American imperialism and no one seems to have a problem with the Canadian Flag or Union Jack, symbols of colonialism in the court house, nor is there any issue with the Queens emblem and image being hung in the court house.
The police presence for my hearing was intense, further attempting to present me as a hooligan and criminal.

When i went up in front of the judge I stated that this was not a criminal case but rather a case of selective persecution of activists and stated that the crown was using the courts to criminalize dissent and as a political tool and that my charges should be dropped immediately.

The Court ruled that my next Judicial Pretrial is Nov. 16th at 10 am in the Superior court which will be open to the public. At this hearing I will conduct myself as I always do, politically and principled further elaborating the need to resist the state using the courts as a tool to criminalize peoples politics.


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