The creator of 7/7 Ripple Effect joins us to discuss his ongoing persecution by the UK courts for having mailed a copy of his film to a court that was hearing a trial of three men accused of aiding the four alleged bombers. We discuss the remarkable story of his extradition from Ireland to the UK and 150 days of incarceration awaiting trial for having mailed the video, an act that the UK court is arguing was an attempt to “pervert the course of justice.”
Dublin, Ireland, Nov 11, 2010
--Anthony John Hill, 62, also known by supporters as "Muad'Dib" the producer of the "7/7 Ripple Effect" documentary, to be remanded back into custody pending immediate extradition from Ireland to the United Kingdom for posting copies of his film to a UK courthouse.
It is alleged that Mr. Hill "intended to pervert the course of justice" by sending copies of his documentary film, "7/7 Ripple Effect", to a UK courthouse, requesting that the court administrators deliver the DVDs to the judge and jury foreman in a case related to three men accused of helping plan the 2005 London tube-train bombings. All three men have since been found not guilty on those charges. However, as a result of posting the DVDs, Mr. Hill now faces extradition and a possible life sentence in the UK.
The documentary itself has found wide-spread support from around the world by highlighting irregularities in the government's official report of what transpired on 7/7, 2005, causing many people to question the integrity of the government's original story.
Members of the public regularly send information to courthouses either anonymously, or as an identifiable amicus curiae ("friend of the court"), when they believe they have information vital to a particular proceeding. For this reason, Mr. Hill believes that it is due to the mainstream success of his film, and the resulting embarrassment caused to the Crown by requiring them to change their official story, that he's now being unfairly and maliciously prosecuted for political reasons.
Prior to the Supreme Court hearing, Mr. Hill stated, "They have absolutely no case." He has asserted that the prosecutor and judge were committing perjury and that he was striving to prevent them from perverting the course of justice. As a result of his persistent activism, the prosecution services appear to have gone out of their way to charge him with the crime he says they were committing. Mr. Hill has told friends that because he won't "play ball" with the government authorities, they are now "hitting (him) with the BAR."
His use of the word "BAR" refers to the world-wide legal fraternity, the "British Accredited Registry", of which most lawyers and judges in a number of first-world nations are members.
Supporters plan to hold rallies in a showing of solidarity with Mr. Hill's efforts, though it is currently unknown which court Mr. Hill will appear before, or when, as the extradition process is still being carried out.
People interested in watching the documentary for free online or attending the support rallies are encouraged to go to the following website for more details and contact information: http://mtrial.org