Facing Life in Prison for Posting 7/7 DVD?
The Supreme Court of Ireland ordered Anthony John Hill, 62, also known by supporters as “Muad’Dib” the producer of the “7/7 Ripple Effect” documentary, to be remanded back into custody pending immediate extradition from Ireland to the United Kingdom for posting copies of his film to a UK courthouse.
It is alleged that Mr. Hill “intended to pervert the course of justice” by sending copies of his documentary film, “7/7 Ripple Effect”, to a UK courthouse, requesting that the court administrators deliver the DVDs to the judge and jury foreman in a case related to three men accused of helping plan the 2005 London tube-train bombings. All three men have since been found not guilty on those charges. However, as a result of posting the DVDs, Mr. Hill now faces extradition and a possible life sentence in the UK.
The documentary itself has found wide-spread support from around the world by highlighting irregularities in the government’s official report of what transpired on 7/7, 2005, causing many people to question the integrity of the government’s original story.
Members of the public regularly send information to courthouses either anonymously, or as an identifiable amicus curiae (“friend of the court”), when they believe they have information vital to a particular proceeding. For this reason, Mr. Hill believes that it is due to the mainstream success of his film, and the resulting embarrassment caused to the Crown by requiring them to change their official story, that he’s now being unfairly and maliciously prosecuted for political reasons.
Prior to the Supreme Court hearing, Mr. Hill stated, “They have absolutely no case.” He has asserted that the prosecutor and judge were committing perjury and that he was striving to prevent them from perverting the course of justice. As a result of his persistent activism, the prosecution services appear to have gone out of their way to charge him with the crime he says they were committing. Mr. Hill has told friends that because he won’t “play ball” with them, they are now “hitting (him) with the BAR.”
His use of the word “BAR” refers to the worldwide legal fraternity, the “British Accredited Registry”, of which most lawyers and judges in a number of first-world nations are members.
Supporters plan to hold rallies in a showing of solidarity with Mr. Hill’s efforts, though it is currently unknown which court Mr. Hill will appear before, or when, as the extradition process is still being carried out.
“7/7 Ripple Effect” will be shown on Sky channel 201 (The Showcase Channel), and Freesat 403, on 26th November 2010 at 7:00pm. The documentary can be watched at any time online from either GoogleVideo or YouTube by doing keyword searches for it. Google video link: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8756795263359807776
People interested in helping spread the documentary or attending the support rallies are encouraged to go to the following website for more details and contact information: http://mtrial.org.