CANADIAN PUBLISHER ARTHUR TOPHAM ARRESTED AGAIN AUGUST 6, 2018 BY THE SURREY BASED B.C. HATE CRIME TEAM ON AN ALLEGED BREACH OF HIS BAIL CONDITIONS.
Dear Free Speech Supporters,
My name is (Roy) Arthur Topham and I am the owner, publisher and editor of the B.C. registered alternative news service known as The Radical Press. I have been operating in Canada since June, 1998.
Beginning back in 2007 I and my website have been under constant attack by an Unmentionable (for legal reasons) foreign lobbyist organization hellbent on censoring any and all criticism of their actions. Their modus operandi is always to accuse their victim of publishing "hate" and then using Canada's hate speech laws to shut down their critics and their websites.
I was first charged with a Sec. 13(2) "hate" crime in 2007 and when that section of the Canadian Human Rights Code was repealed in 2012, the same foreign lobby filed a second complaint using the federal legal system, again alleging an offence that purportedly violated Canada's "Hate Propaganda" laws (Sections 318 - 320) of the Canadian Criminal Code (CCC).
As a result of that complaint, on May 16th, 2012 I was arrested and jailed and my home was entered illegally by the RCMP’s "Hate Crime Team" located in Surrey, B.C. and all of my computers and electronic files plus my firearms were taken.
My trial, known as R v Roy Arthur Topham, commenced Monday, October 26, 2015 in Quesnel, B.C. The Indictment stated that I, Arthur Topham, did “willfully promote hatred against an identifiable group, people of the [unmentionable] religion or ethnic origin, contrary to Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code.”
The trial was presided over by Supreme Court Justice, Mr. Bruce Butler and consisted of a 12-member jury of my peers (8 women and 4 men). Due to a current Probation Order that remains in effect until September 12th, 2019 I am not at liberty to publish the name of the group that filed the Sec. 319(2) complaint against me.
After the 12 day trial the decision was rendered on the morning of Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 11:27 a.m.
Count 1: Guilty
Count 2: Not Guilty [This was an identical charge as Count 1]
The guilty verdict in Count 1 was the key to opening the door for my (Defence’s) ultimate objective which was to challenge the Constitutional legitimacy of the actual section of the Canadian Criminal Code ( Sec. 319(2) ) which contains the infamous “Hate Propaganda” legislation that threatens freedom of expression for all Canadians.
Upon completion of the hearing Justice Bruce Butler announced that his decision on the matter would not be handed down until March 13, 2017. On that date the challenge to Sec. 319(2) failed when S.C. Justice Butler found that Defence's arguments didn't meet the Bedford Threshold test.
On March 13th, 2017 I was given a 6 month Conditional Sentence which included a curfew, an assortment of other minor prohibitions and an order to take down my website RadicalPress.com which I had been operating since 1998. RadicalPress.com was taken down from the Internet on March 11th, 2017.
Since my Sentencing on March 13th, 2017 I have been legally communicating with my former readership via a Private email list doing what I can to help promote freedom of speech and disseminating truthful, historically relevant facts to interested parties.
My Conditional 6 month Sentencing ended September 12th, 2017 but I still have a 2-year Probation period wherein I am unable to publish anything on the Internet or in any social media that, according to Condition 6 of my bail conditions states: "You shall not publish or post on any internet site or any other media or social media where such postings or publications can be read by the general public any information about persons of [unmentionable] religion or ethnic origin."
On August 6th, 2018 I was once again suddenly arrested by the B.C. Hate Crimes Team who drove up from Vancouver on the B.C. Day long weekend to apprehend me on the provincial holiday for allegedly breaching Condition 6 of my Probationary Bail Conditions. My first appearance in the Quesnel Supreme Courthouse is scheduled for this coming October 16th, 2018.
It is of interest to note that the BC Hate Crimes Team is alleging that I first broke my bail conditions on January 3, 2018, the very same day that Monika Schaefer was arrested in Germany and detained in the Stadelheim maximum security prison in München where she and her brother Alfred Schaefer are currently undergoing a "Show Trial" for "Holocaust Denial" and promoting "Hate." The actual date when the investigation commenced was sometime in the month of March, 2018 according to the new lead investigator for the B.C. Hate Crime Team, Cpl. Anthony Statham.
I am, therefore, once again in dire need of financial assistance. My intent is to challenge this alleged breach of Condition 6 of my Sentencing Order which I don't believe I have breached.
Your help in keeping this battle to retain our right to freedom of expression alive is essential and any assistance is gratefully and sincerely acknowledged.
PLEASE NOTE:THIS IS A NEW FUNDING INITIATIVE NOW BEING POSTED ON THE NET AS OF AUGUST 30, 2018. The figure of $30,174;00 posted at the top of this page is the amount raised for the trial back in 2015. Those funds no longer exist and were consumed by said trial.
Please try to donate online using this GoGetFunding site but if you are unable to do so then try helping out by sending either cash, a cheque or a Money Order to the following postal address. Please make sure that all cheques or Money Orders are made out to – Arthur Topham – and sent to:
4633 Barkerville Highway
Thank You so much!