Statement from KSN, Plan C and Network for Police Monitoring about the state dropping the charges against Dan Burke, Sam Newey and Paul Newey

Kurdistan Solidarity Network

On 3 June at a hearing at at the Old Bailey the CPS confirmed that they would offer no evidence in the terrorism cases  against Dan Burke, Paul Newey and Sam Newey.

The defendants have made an application for the judge to order the cps to explain why they brought the charges, and then dropped them.

(The attached picture is of a small support picket held outside the Old Bailey on 3rd July)

Dan has been in prison on remand for eight months on charges related to fighting with the People’s Defence Forces (YPG) in Northeast Syria.

Paul Newey was being prosecuted for sending a small amount of money to his son, Dan Newey, who is currently volunteering with the YPG. Sam is Dan’s brother, and his charges relate to helping his brother fill out a form on the internet.

Kurdistan Solidarity Network (KSN), Plan C and the Network for Police Monitoring (NETPOL) have been campaigning…

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