Today, 24th January 2018, Sven and Natasha were in court for sentencing. They were charged with “Conspiracy to Blackmail”, accused of attempting to close down a notorious animal testing laboratory in the UK, Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) – now rebranded Envigo.
Sven was given 5 years in prison. The support group will publish his address details as soon as he calls us from prison – most likely HMP Winchester but we will confirm this as soon as we know. Please prepare your letters of support for him.
Natasha was given 2 years in prison suspended for 2 years. This means she is not in prison now but will have conditions and if she breaks them, she will have to go inside. This was a very unexpected result and we are happy to know that tonight she will not be in a prison cell. We do not know her conditions yet – so we are cautious about publishing their statement until she has spoken to the legal team.