Monday, 8 June 2009

Suzanne Breen in court on Thursday for Protection of Sources case

Below is a statement from the Suzanne Breen support group
(See May Archive for other articles on this subject)

NUJ Protests in support of Protection of Sources on Thursday morning at 9.30 am, 11th June, 2009 outside Laganside Courts to support Suzanne Breen the Northern editor of the Sunday Tribune newspaper. The case continues at the Laganside Courts in Belfast at 10.30am next Thursday, 11 June 2009. The NUJ will also be organising a protest outside the Northern Ireland Office in London.

NUJ member Suzanne Breen will be in court fighting against the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) seeking a court order to force Suzanne Breen, Northern editor of the Sunday Tribune, to hand over material, phone records, mobile phone and other data relating to her work in covering the activities of the Real IRA.

Suzanne has widespread support from human rights groups, politicians, journalists, academics, lawyers and trade unionists. More than 2,100 people from as far away as Australia, USA, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Morocco, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland, Cyprus, and Italy have signed a petition in support of Suzanne and over 700 on Facebook.

The NUJ is asking people to join the NUJ Protests on Thursday 11th June, 2009 at 9.30 am outside Laganside Courts in Belfast. Please bring unions banners if possible and also a protest in London outside the Northern Ireland Office 11 Whitehall, Westminster, London, SW1A 2.
Please circulate this information to as many people as possible and asked them to sign the petition, join the Facebook support group and keep up to date with developments on the NUJ website:

Support Suzanne Breen on Facebook:

Sign the petition:

Please raise the Breen case with UK and Irish politicians:

NUJ Code of Conduct: 7. Protects the identity of sources who supply information in confidence and material gathered in the course of her/his work

There is only a short time left for this campaign so please spread the word.

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