Two weeks ago I posted a blog about John Anthony Hill, the maker of the 7/7 Ripple Effect film, who the British Government is trying to arrest and jail for life for allegedly”falsifying evidence”. The real reason?… because his film, using all mainstream articles, proves without doubt that the 7/7 bombings were a government plot and the 4 “so called bombers” could not even have been there at the time
He was arrested by Gardai on foot of a European Arrest Warrant in February and tried on extradition charges on March 19th in Dublin. The judge wanted two weeks to make judgement and watch the DVD John had sent to the UK judge. Well on Thursday 2nd April 2009 he gave his judgement. This is going to shock you
The Verdict 02-04-09, 11:30AM
Dublin Central Criminal Court
Case of extradition of John Anthony Hill to London on European Arrest Warrant
The verdict today by Mr. Peart was as follows:
Ordered surrender to the U.K.(extradited), and committed to prison for a minimum of 15 days in Ireland prior to extradition.
An appeal may be made to the Supreme Court in Ireland within the next 15 days. The appeal may include a bail request, and delay the extradition, pending a decision by the Supreme Court (in Ireland).
At this time, due to the order as stated, Mr Hill aka Muad’Dib was arrested (remanded) in court today after the verdict, and was taken to the prison again.
Extradition judgement of the information mailer
Would the world be a safer place if people who mail public information are behind bars?
Today at the four courts in Dublin, 11am – court 11, the Judge ruled on whether or not to extradite John Anthony Hill to the UK. John mailed a publicly available DVD, with no letter attached, to a court in the UK during a trial of three men. The DVD had nothing to do with those three men, it contained information from the BBC, ITV, the New York Times and other such established main stream news entities about four different men. During John’s trial in Ireland, March 19th, the judge said in his closing statement that he would watch the DVD before making a decision. Today we found out that the judge failed to uphold that promise/commitment made in court when he told the court he had not looked at that evidence. The Judge ruled against John, 60 years old, who was then put in to handcuffs and lead away by the police to a prison. The Judge said a number of people from all over the world mailed him envelopes with DVDs, he also said he did not open the envelopes.
The judge said the European Arrest Warrant Act does not give him permission to not surrender John under the grounds of freedom of expression, religious reasons or if it was a violation of the Irish constitution. After the judgement, in the public corridors of the four courts, John’s barrister said that the European Arrest Warrant Act states he cannot be surrendered if he will be treated unfairly in the UK as a result of his political opinion, which they feel he wont. But if you read the key article 37 of the European Arrest Warrant Act (below) from the Irish Statute Book you can clearly see what it really says. It talks about the warrant being invalid at the issuing point, it does not talk about being treated unfairly if extradited to the issuing state (UK). It says “a person shall not be surrendered” if the warrant is “issued” due to “political opinion“. It is even more open than that because it states that if “there are reasonable grounds for believing that” it was issued “for reason connected with his or her” “political opinion” or “religion” then the warrant is invalid and John does not have to be surrendered.
European Arrest Warrant Act 2003, “37 (1) A person shall not be surrendered under this Act if— (c) there are reasonable grounds for believing that— (i) the European arrest warrant was issued in respect of the person for the purposes of facilitating his or her prosecution or punishment in the issuing state for reasons connected with his or her sex, race, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, language, political opinion or sexual orientation,”
Undoubtedly this precedent will effect emailing links of documentaries and news articles to authorities.
During John’s trial his government defense barrister did not make the points about the DVD not being about the three men on trial and other important aspects of John’s defense were not brought up. Despite John’s requests he was not allowed speak during his trial. The judge did not even watch the DVD which he said he would do before making a judgement.
This is the justice system, it is not even close to most people’s vague ideas of it; the nicely distorted views given by law dramas on TV. When John’s rights were taken away so was everyone’s, instantly.
There was a low turnout of support today and two weeks ago, it seems more people turn up for screenings about rights being taken away then they do to support keeping the little ones we have let when they are under attack. The rest of the uniformed public are not too bothered by anything if it does not directly effect their pockets or at the maximum the pockets of a close family relation.
John might have a chance to appeal, if not he will be extradited out of Ireland in 15 days. The following is a link to John’s political opinion (based on information from the BBC etc) on Google videos; you are allowed to disagree with it but John was supposed to be allowed to have it and spread it: 7/7 Ripple Effect.
What I am afraid we are seeing here is a clear revellation that the Irish government and judicial system is as corrupt as, and in collusion with, the British system of law and government. This attack on freedom of speech is not an attack on John. It is an attack on ALL OF US !
I will personally be writing, e-mailing or phoning radio stations and representatives in Ireland and I hope others will too to bring this story out into public scrutiny. If we don’t it sets a dangerous legal precedent
The 4 men accused of bombing London had not even arrived in London at the time. The three men on trial for associating with those four men were the ones John was trying to save as anyone with some humanity should do.
These are innocent people. DOESN’T THAT MATTER TO YOU ?
You or your children could just as easily be next !