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Eric McDavid Sentenced 19 years for Thought Crime

Urgent ELP! Bulletin (9th of May 2008)

Dear friends

Today the American vegan eco-defence activist, Eric McDavid, was sentenced to an outrageous 19 years and 7 months imprisonment having been found guilty of conspiring to destroy the property of the forestry service, mobile phone masts and power plants. At the point of his arrest he hadn't actually damaged anything and was merely, allegedly, thinking about carrying out these actions.

Sentencing a man to just under 20 years imprisonment for a thought crime is a total outrage and we encourage everyone to support Eric by sending him urgent letters of support.

McDavid, Eric x-2972521 7E128
Sacramento County Main Jail
651 "I" St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
USA

For more information on Eric check out his website http://www.supporte ric.org/

ELP is expecting Eric's support campaign to release a statement on Eric's behalf shortly (see holding statement below)


Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 01:56:20 -0700
Subject: Eric Sentenced
From: sacprisonersupport@riseup.net

Today Judge England sentenced Eric to 19 years and 7 months in prison. We will try to put together a report on sentencing soon. Thank you all for your support.
 SPS


Earth Liberation Prisoners Support Network
BM Box 2407
London
WC1N 3XX
England
www.spiritoffreedom .org.uk

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