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Gabriel Carlyle jailed for 45 days


Today, Monday 10 May, 1999, Gabriel Carlyle, co-coordinator of Voices in the
Wilderness UK, was sent to prison for an anti-bombing and anti-sanctions
protest last December.

Gabriel received a 45 day sentence for refusing to pay over 1000
compensation to the Foreign Office. On 17 December 1998, Gabriel and Andrea
Needham threw fake blood onto the front wall of the Foreign Office - it was
the second day of the US/UK bombardment. Gabriel also wrote 'Stop the
killing' on the side of the Foreign Office in Whitehall. Andrea
simultaneously wrote 'Lift the sanctions'.

45 days is the maximum penalty Gabriel could receive for his non-payment. He
will be in prison until the beginning of June. He will be in prison on his
birthday, 31 May.

If you would like to send Gabriel a message of support, please write to him
at the following address.

NOTE: prisons require that ALL incoming letters carry the name and address
of the sender. Jokes about helping him to escape have sometimes lead to
punishment of prisoners. Otherwise, prisoners do tend to prefer humorous

Gabriel Carlyle DB 6387
HMP Wormwood Scrubs
PO Box 757
Du Cane Road
London W12 OAE

Many thanks,

Milan Rai
voices in the wilderness uk
12 Trinity Road, London N2 8JJ
phone/fax: 0181 444 1605

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