Friday, 28 January 2011
Legal Aid denied
The Glasgow Defence Campaign today condemns the actions of the Legal Aid Board in their refusal to provide legal aid to the comrade facing criminal charges for selling the newspaper Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! see below
The comrade, who will be appealing the decision stated, ‘This is one of the means through which access to justice is denied to increasing numbers of working class people throughout the country, while the state has unlimited resources which are used to target and harass ordinary people, we will be arguing that it is in the public interest that those who engage in legitimate political activity are allowed access to defence solicitors.’
As a result, the Glasgow Defence Campaign are making a financial appeal to help meet our legal costs. Cheques can be made out to Glasgow FRFI, and can be sent to Glasgow Defence Campaign, c/o BCM box 5909, London, WC1N 3XX.