at least two of the accused had been themselves assaulted by police, with injuries causing problems for many months. it is likely they will now seek recompense. all five faced a year of uncertainty, and the possibility of custodial sentences, and one can only imagine their relief today when the jury gave their final verdicts after listening to two and a half weeks of evidence.
one of the defendants, who was an indymedia reporter, will be publishing a full report on the trial here later. in the meantime, thanks to all the defence witnesses and to indymedia itself for help in finding some of those witnesses.