In recent weeks a number of prison sentences have been handed out to some of those arrested during the student protests of late last year and also the ‘March for the Alternative’ demonstration of this year, of which Frank fernie is just one and Charlie Gilour perhaps the most well known. There are a number of people still going through the legal system.
As the state attacks and imprisons us it is vital that we show solidarity with those inside.
Francis Fernie a York (UK) based student was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for fighting a cause he believed in.
Frank was involved in the student protests that took place earlier this year and when the police turned aggressive to protesters Frank decided to fight back. Frank’s offences were minor. The most of severe of which was, “throwing two sticks at police officers”, (police officers that were protected for a full riot).
Frank should not be in prison.
It is easy to see that Frank’s sentence is disproportionate to the crimes he has commited and his background is one of lifelong kindness.
Frank’s has a campaign group fighting to quash his disproportionate sentence and to highlight and put a stop to politically motivated verdicts. For more info of how you can help visit: http://www.freefrankfernie.info/