Il 02/02/06 Nick Griffin, Leader del British National Party e Mark Collett, responsabile del settore giovanile, escono a testa alta e come uomini liberi dal processo intentatogli per "professione di razzismo".

Il processo era stato intentato dopo che un giornalista della bbc si era infiltrato in varie manifestazioni e incontri del BNP, facendo domande ai militanti volutamente provocatorie e senza mai rivelare la sua identita'.
Meta' delle accuse sono state ritenute infondate all'unanimita' dalla giuria, le altre ritenute non valide dal giudice. Ci potrebbe essere la richiesta di un appello pero' con queste basi, e con il pericolo per i laburisti di subire un altro smacco dalla magistratura e per le lobbies "antirazziste" che il BNP usufruisca di un altro periodo di estrema visibilita' e publicita' gratuita, cio' e molto improbabile.

Links: http://freespeechontrial.blogspot.com/

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Victory!

The Free Speech Two walked out of Leeds Crown Court earlier this afternoon as free men.

Both Mark Collett and Nick Griffin were found NOT GUILTY on half the charges with a hung jury on the remainder.

Mark Collett faced a total of 8 charges of using words and behaviour likely to incite racial hatred. He was found NOT GUILTY on four charges unanimously. The jury could not agree a majority verdict on the other four charges leading the judge to dismiss the charges.

Nick Griffin faced a total of 4 similar charges of using words and behaviour likely to incite racial hatred. He was found NOT GUILTY on two charges unanimously. The jury could not agree a majority verdict on the other two charges and likewise the judge acquitted Mr. Griffin.

The Crown Prosecution Service could order a retrial but the New Labour appointees face a dilemma. Could they afford the extra cost of another trial which to even the most ardent critic of the BNP would seem like State persecution?

Mark and Nick are the heroes of free speech lovers across the land and we wish them a truly happy celebration this evening.