Free Daniel Holmes Protest ,Valletta, 26-10-2013

A small group of family, friends and supporters gathered in Valletta this morning to protest against the tough sentence given to Daniel Holmes.

After being found in possession of cannabis plants, Mr.Holmes was sentenced to over 10 years including a €23,000 fine. According to Maltese law the plants he owned resulted in trafficking . This is  considered a serious criminal offence.

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Decriminalise Cannabis Protest – May 2012

A group of around 200 people gathered in Valletta to stage the2nd protest demanding the decriminalisation of cannabis for personal use.  This protest was the result of recent court issues were young persons were given extreme jail sentences when compared to other crimes. A father who defiled his 9 year old daughter over many years only received 5 years. A magistrate found guilty of accepting thousands of Maltese Lira in bribes to reduce the jail sentence of a well know, ironically, drug criminal got less then two years. A young man found guilty of growing two cannabis plants is appearing in court with the possibility of getting not less then 2 years jail while another young man found with half a dozen plants has been sentenced to 11 years! Yes, 11 years!!!!!!!!!

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Decriminalise Cannabis Protest – May 2012

A group of around 200 people gathered in Valletta to stage the2nd protest demanding the decriminalisation of cannabis for personal use.  This protest was the result of recent court issues were young persons were given extreme jail sentences when compared to other crimes. A father who defiled his 9 year old daughter over many years only received 5 years. A magistrate found guilty of accepting thousands of Maltese Lira in bribes to reduce the jail sentence of a well know, ironically, drug criminal got less then two years. A young man found guilty of growing two cannabis plants is appearing in court with the possibility of getting not less then 2 years jail while another young man found with half a dozen plants has been sentenced to 11 years! Yes, 11 years!!!!!!!!!

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Animal Rights Activists Protest Photos used on a Nature + Animal Rescue Website.

A few of my photos and a comment from this event were used on a popular nature website hosted by the well known Michael Mountain. Another was used by the International Animal Rescue website. The links to these sites are at the bottom of this page.

Around 200 people staged a protest in Valletta demanding Malta bans all Animal Circus.The Circus has become a Christmas tradition in Malta. Animal rights groups have been demanding this total ban for many years.

Article on ZOE, its our Nature.

 

Article on  International Animal Rescue.

All Photos can be found here.