Solidarity With Nottingham’s ‘Atos Two’Tagged as: aggravated_trespass atos atostwo atos_healthcare atos_two court disability law police repression
Neighbourhoods: bridewell nottingham nottingham_magistrates_court
Published by group: Notts Indymedia
On Friday 25th November, the ‘Atos Two’ appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court. Despite some confusion over times, the hearing itself was uneventful with both pleading not guilty and the trial being set for February 27th. Outside, around 40 supporters gathered for a demo to show their support and urge the CPS to drop the case, before making another visit to Atos’ offices where the defendants were originally arrested.
On the newswire: ‘Atos Two’ Trial – Press Release | Atos Two Supporters Demo: Trial date now set | Atos Two trial in February | Atos Two solidarity demo | Statement of Support for the ‘Atos Two’ | Nottingham Defence Campaign Indymedia group
Nottingham Defence Campagin, who have been coordinating support for the defendants, published a brief statement after the trial:
Following the solidarity demonstration for the Atos Two, the court hearing was rather brief and without surprises.
Both defendants pleaded not guilty. The trial will be held on Monday 27th February 2012 from 9.30 at the Magistrates Court to be continued (if necessary) on Tuesday the 28th.
Noticeable was the magistrates’ remark that the prosecution might struggle to prove the allegation that Atos staff had been intimidated as he admitted that there had been no sign of any intimidation.
It was annoying that the defendants were messed around a bit regarding the time proceedings were due to start/did actually start, but such things are to be expected.
The Atos Two have asked to thank all those who supported them these last few weeks. The solidarity they experienced has been amazing and is very much appreciated."