NATO 3 Status Hearing August 6th: Pack the Courtroom!

Free the NATO 3

When: Tuesday, August 6, 2pm
Where: Cook County Criminal Court House, 2650 South California Avenue, Room 303

The NATO 3 (Brent Betterly, Jared Chase, and Brian Jacob Church) have another status hearing in front of Judge Thaddeus Wilson. At this hearing, we anticipate the trial date to be finalized for January 2nd, 2014 and for the prosecution to submit their long form answer on discovery (the process of providing evidence to the defense) to show that they’ve handed over everything they are required to by law. The three imprisoned activists have been held for more than a year at Cook County Jail in Chicago since the NATO summit demonstrations of 2012. Following a raid by the FBI and the Chicago Police Department, these three protesters were arrested and charged to intimidate anti-war protest and violently silence dissent against the NATO war-machine.

The arrest and continued prosecution of the NATO 3…

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