Media Release: Six forest defenders in court over Tasmanian logging protests.

Six forest defenders appeared in Hobart Magistrates Court today, to face charges relating to protests in the north of Tasmania.

"These heroes represent the growing movement across Tasmania, and indeed the globe, calling for an end to native forest logging in this state. Bob Brown Foundation is committed to ongoing non-violent protests while this atrocity against nature, wildlife and the climate continues," said Jenny Weber, Bob Brown Foundation Campaign Manager.

The forest defenders who faced court are listed below:

Jarrah Keenan – no conviction recorded and a $200 fine (plus court costs of $68.04) 
Anthony Buckingham – no conviction recorded and a $100 fine (plus court costs of $68.04 and victims of crime levy of $20)
Eva Davis-Jones – no conviction recorded and a $200 fine (plus court costs of $68.04 and victims of crime levy of $20)
Samuel Pottenger – a conviction was recorded and a $200 fine (plus court costs of $68.04)
Imogen Romet-Smith – no conviction recorded and a $200 fine (plus court costs of $68.04 and victims of crime levy of $20)
Matthew Willes –  no conviction recorded and a $200 fine (plus court costs of $68.04). For his second protest, a conviction was recorded and a further $200 fine (plus court costs of $68.04).


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.