Heather Nicholson VM5859, HMP Foston Hall, Foston, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 5DN
Heather was born vegan and has spent her whole life standing up against animal abuse. She was remanded in custody on 7th May 2007 after turning herself in after 32 separate police raids, involving 700 police officers in the UK, The Netherlands and Belgium on May 1st 2007.
On 30th July 2008 she plead not guilty to conspiracy to blackmail Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) as part of the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) campaign (see http://www.shac.net).
After a three month trial, on 23rd December 2008 she was found guilty (see https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/12/416251.html).
On Wednesday 21st January 2009, she was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment, the longest sentence out of all those on trial (see http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/01/419733.html).
More information: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/actions/2008/shac