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Free Sven and Natasha!
Resist political repression
In July 2012 Sven and Natasha were raided and arrested in Amsterdam under a European arrest warrant. They were accused of ‘conspiracy to blackmail’ in relation to Huntingdon Life Sciences.
HLS is Europe’s largest animal testing laboratory and the only contract testing lab to have had its licence temporarily revoked for animal cruelty. Workers at HLS have been routinely exposed for animal cruelty, misconduct and falsifying test data. Compassionate people have been so outraged by what’s happening that HLS has become the most protested animal lab in history and was the target of the largest and most effective grassroots animal rights campaign the world has ever seen; SHAC (Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty). Over the past decade hundreds of companies – including some of the world’s largest financial institutions – have cut their ties with HLS and sworn never to deal with them again. Because of this, HLS are now over £100 million in debt and have recently rebranded themselves under the new name Envigo, in an attempt to escape years of negative exposure and their resulting infamous reputation.
HLS would have been forced into closure many times already, except for help from the UK government, who have vested interests in the pharmaceutical and vivisection industries. In a desperate attempt to protect these interests, the state has gone to extraordinary lengths to stop people protesting against HLS, with increasing targeting and repression of campaigners. Sven and Natasha are the latest defendants alleged to have been campaigning against Huntingdon. They are awaiting extradition to the UK for their trial and face up to 14 years in prison.
Please donate and share this fundraiser to help us cover Sven and Natasha's legal and support costs!
Your donation will help towards:
- Printing support posters and leaflets
- Organising info events
- Travelling to meetings with lawyers
- Enabling the support group to meet with Sven and Natasha regularly
- Travelling to court
- ... and more!
It’s important that we stand together against political repression and let Sven and Natasha know they’re not alone. Solidarity is our strongest weapon for building resilience and effective resistance.
Visit the support website to learn more about the case, HLS and repression. You can also get to know Sven and Natasha and find out other ways you can support them: www.freesvenandnatasha.org
We also post regular updates on our Facebook support page: www.facebook.com/freesvenandnatasha
- Sarah Couldon
- Campaign Owner
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