Human Rights Activists Face Court After Parliament Protest

StoryfulNewsPublished: July 12, 2017
Published: July 12, 2017

Activists who glued their hands to a Parliament House railing to protest Australia’s immigration policy in November faced court in Canberra on Wednesday, July 12, pleading not guilty to intentionally damaging property. “Refugees and asylum seekers have been detained in our name for too long and the Australian government’s policies are killing innocent people. We needed to tell our representatives directly that they are complicit in the rape, torture and child abuse of innocent people,” a group spokesperson said outside court. According to The Guardian, seven activists face up to 10 years in prison after they disturbed a sitting of the House of Representatives by super-gluing their hands to a public gallery railing in November 2016. “We have entered a plea of not guilty, and have exercised our right to be heard by a jury. We maintain our innocence in this matter,” the group said in a Facebook post. Credit: Facebook/Whistleblowers via Storyful, Activists and Citizens Alliance

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