UK human rights defenders escape jail for stopping deportation flight

Amy Hall - 6 February 2019

Defendants slam ‘vicious immigration system’ as disputed charter flight deportation continues to Jamaica.

ll 15 of the anti-deportation protesters who blocked a government-chartered deportation flight in 2017 are likely to avoid immediate prison sentences.

The judge has indicated that three will be given suspended sentences and 12 community service.

The news that they would not face prison was met with loud cheers from the hundreds of people gathered for a solidarity demonstration outside the court... See more