Another UK anti-fascist was sentenced today (Friday August 19th). Jonathan Wood was one of seven anti-fascists convicted in June this year of having “conspired to commit violent disorder”. This accusation relates to an incident in 2009 in which some anti-fascists were involved in an altercation with neo-nazis on their way to a gig organised by the fascist and openly racist promoters Blood and Honour. At Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday August 19th Jonathan was given a _____ sentence.
We are over the moon that our friend and comrade escaped prison, as this was a real possibility. Jonathan was given a non-custodial sentence for reasons relating to his personal circumstances. However, earlier this summer six of his co-defendants were jailed periods ranging from 15 to 21 months, and are worthy of our total support. Please see antifascistprisonersupportuk.wordpress.com for details on how to support these antifascist prisoners.