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From: The Socialist issue 954, 28 June 2017: Tories out - Corbyn in

Search site for keywords: Jobstown - Protest - Paul Murphy - Ireland

Jobstown Not Guilty - verdict imminent

Marching in defence of the Jobstown protesters, photo Socialist Party Ireland

Marching in defence of the Jobstown protesters, photo Socialist Party Ireland   (Click to enlarge)

As we go to press the verdict is expected in the Jobstown trial in Ireland. Six protesters - including Paul Murphy, a TD (MP) and member of the Socialist Party's sister party - face charges of false imprisonment. The maximum sentence in the event of a guilty verdict is life in prison. The charges relate to a sit-down protest which delayed the car of then deputy prime minister Joan Burton in 2014. More can be read about the case in 'Defend the right to protest - stop this political vendetta!' and other articles. We will also post the result once it is known and any subsequent call for solidarity action.






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