Yesterday (08/09/12) whilst answering bail at West Central Police Station, Saville Row, Fr Martin Newell was taken into custody on an old warrant relating to nonviolent anti-war resistance.he spent the night in the cells
Today Martin was taken to Highbury Magistrates Court and sentenced to 24 days imprisonment for refusing to pay a fine of £920. The fine was a result of a non-violent direct action carried out by Martin and Susan Clarkson at Northwood Military Headquarters on 29/12/08.
He said in court that he would not pay the fine as he did not want to be complicit in the wars that the British Government chooses to fight. Martin is a member of London Catholic Worker and a good friend of Veterans for Peace UK