#JobstownNotGuilty needs to raise €2,000 in just over a week to have bail money ready for the possible conviction and appeal of a 17 year old for 'false imprisonment' of Joan Burton. The first 'false imprisonment' trial for the protest in Jobstown against Joan Burton in November 2014 starts on Monday 19 September. A 17 year old from Jobstown faces two charges of 'false imprisonment' because of his alleged involvement in a protest, which saw a sit-down protest and a slow march. The trial is expected to be over by the end of the week.
If found guilty, he could be given a prison sentence immediately. The defence lawyers have asked us to have €2,000 ready for bail money if he is convicted, so that an appeal can immediately be lodged and the 17 year old will not be imprisoned while awaiting his appeal. If extra funds are raised, or if the bail money is not needed (as we hope), then the funds will be used to build the campaign for the defence of the other #JobstownNotGuilty defendants, whose first trial starts in April 2017.