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Activist Communique: Byron Sonne's preliminary inquiry continues

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Fwd: Byron Sonne's preliminary inquiry began last week and continues this Monday. Byron was one of the first people arrested in the week leading up to the G20 last June and is facing multiple serious charges. He has been in prison for over seven months continuously at this point.

[The preliminary inquiry stage is when the judge hears the evidence as presented by the Crown. The judge can dismiss, amend or add new charges at this stage. Bail conditions and/or lack of bail can also be reviewed by the judge.]

Please come out to support him.

The preliminary inquiry has been extended to 7 days. The additional dates are February 7 and 22.

Monday January 31 - starting at 10 a.m.
Monday February 7
Wednesday February 9
Tuesday February 22

Old City Hall
**changed** Courtroom 125
(60 Queen St W., at Queen/Bay).

Support all G20 arrestees! Drop all G20 charges!

For more information about Byron, check out: http://freebyron.org/

Byron also enjoys receiving letters. You can write to him at:
Byron Sonne
c/o Maplehurst Complex
661 Martin St, PO Box 10
Milton ON L9T 2Y3


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