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Father of 3 home for Christmas after we help him appeal

Climate crisis protester is the first to have been sentenced with jail time for the controversial new Section 7 offence. We funded his bail application and will support him to appeal this draconian sentence.

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Case overview

Stephen Gingell, a father of three from Manchester has been granted bail today thanks to Good Law Project funding his application for appeal. Gingell received the maximum 6 months sentence from a magistrate’s court for slow marching in protest. 

During an organised march in Brent, protesting against new oil and gas licenses, Gringell and more than 100 other protesters were quickly arrested under oppressive new police powers sanctioned by the controversial Public Order Act 2023. 

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