Natasha Simpkins and husband Sven Van Hasselt were sentenced at Winchester Crown Court. Both decided to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit blackmail against the notorious vivisection laboratory, Huntingdon Life Sciences – now rebranded as Envigo.
Sven received a sentence of five years and was sent to HMP Winchester (address below). Natasha received a suspended sentence of two years and is the first animal rights activist convicted of this offence not to go to prison. The Facebook page of their support group says she:”will have conditions and if she breaks them, she will have to go inside. This was a very unexpected result and we are happy to know that tonight she will not be in a prison cell.”
Successful appeal to Support Sven in studying permaculture in prison!
Fundraising campaign by Free Sven to make the most of his time in prison and learn much-needed skills in ecological regeneration and food production!
The campaign has already raised the minimum target figure! 39 Backers £1,230.00 Donated already £1,220.00 100% Funded
Sven is an animal liberation prisoner who was recently sentenced to 5 years in prison for his role in a campaign to close down Europe’s largest animal testing laboratory.
He is currently locked up 23 hours per day and would like to undertake a distance learning course to help pass the time and gain skills for his release. Continue reading Sven and Natasha sentenced for Fighting Animal Torture