UK: NI: No Stone Unturned judicial review starts Tuesday in Belfast

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No Stone Unturned judicial review starts Tuesday in Belfast
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NUJ press release: Friday 24 May 2019

Journalists, human rights defenders, press freedom campaigners and representatives from across the political spectrum in the UK and Ireland will be outside the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast on Tuesday 28 May at 9.30-10.30 to show support and solidarity with Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey.

Trevor and Barry were arrested in August 2018 in connection to the documentary film No Stone Unturned released in September 2017. The pair have not been charged and remain on bail until September 2019.

Tuesday morning is the first day of the full hearing of the judicial review to challenge the search warrants.

Michelle Stanistreet, the NUJ general secretary, said:

"This case is the biggest specific threat to press freedom in the UK and Ireland at the moment. The arrest of two NUJ members and the ongoing legal threats are an appalling abuse of power and should be a major concern to all journalists and everyone who cares about investigative journalism, human rights and civil liberties."

Sarah Kavanagh: NUJ senior campaigns and communications officer
M: 07843549006

See also: Northern Ireland: "It’s us today, tomorrow it could be you" - No Stone Unturned (Statewatch News)

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