Shawn Brant’s Bail Review on Prisoner Justice Day
Message from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
(Tyendinaga MT): On Friday August 10th, lawyers Peter Rosenthal & Howard Morton will be arguing a bail review for Mohawk activist Shawn Brant. Shawn was denied bail on July 5th on charges from the June 29th Aboriginal Day of Action relating to the closure of the CN main line, a provincial highway and the 401.
August 10th is also Prisoner Justice Day. The roots of Prisoner Justice Day date back to August 10th, 1975, when inmates at Millhaven Institution refused to eat or work in memory of another inmate who had died in segregation the year before. Since then it has spread nationally and internationally as a day to acknowledge those who have died inside prison walls and those who have fought for the very few basic human rights that prisoners currently have.On August 10th, we ask people to join us at Shawn’s bail review in Napanee, Ontario to support his bid for release and to acknowledge the ongoing struggles of our sisters and brothers in institutions across the country.
Friday, August 10th, 2007
Superior Court of Justice Courthouse
97 Thomas Street East, Napanee
2nd Floor Courtroom
Driving Directions from Toronto:
1. Drive HWY-401 east past Belleville, and Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory (approx 2 hours from Toronto).
2. Exit 579 towards NAPANEE.
3. Turn LEFT onto PROVINCIAL ROUTE 41 / CENTRE ST N.
4. Turn LEFT onto THOMAS ST E.
5. Superior Court is at 97 Thomas Street East.