after being held for about 29 hours, she eventually was brought before district judge snow at horseferry road who sentenced her to two weeks in prison
she was held for nearly 20 hours at belgravia having been arrested by police under the MP's instruction for unauthorised protest.
she was then bailed to return to charing cross police station on wednesday, but she refused to comply, as she has numerous appeals and judicial reviews concurrent about the abuse of justice at the hands of charing cross.
yesterday morning, fifteen police officers turned up in parliament square to arrest her for breach of bail. she was held all day and all night, and eventually brought before district judge snow this afternoon.
judge snow has presided over several cases involving barbara before and is himself the subject ofseveral of her appeals and judicial reviews. given this past history, which includes several overturned decisions, it might have been appropriate for him to recuse himself, but he carried on and heard the prosecution, who have now completely dropped the socpa charge and turned it into a section 5 (causing alarm or distress).
he quickly found barbara guilty and sentenced her to two weeks imprisonment at holloway prison.
barbara's main "crime" is to continue to speak out against the iraq war and for the children who have died there in their tens of thousands. she refuses to be silenced by police violence, corrupt courts, or laws against freedom. although detained many times by police, this is the first time she faces jail. supporters are asked to send messages to her at holloway. more details to follow.