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PRESS RELEASE: US /Palestine / Israel – Disgust at Guilty Verdicts in Irvine 11 Case

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IHRC is appalled at the guilty verdicts in the Irvine 11 case, where 11 students were convicted of disrupting a speech given by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren in March 2010 at UC Irvine. 

7 of the students convicted hail from there, another 3 from UC Riverside (the eleventh student is from UCI and will have charges dismissed if he completes a community service order).

The defendants staged a protest during the speech by heckling at various intervals.  The case raises the spectre of censorship and criminalisation of protest.

IHRC Chair Massoud Shadjareh said:

“The verdict in this case is yet another appalling indictment of American justice.  The Irvine 11 are a brave example for all of us in these difficult times, and the struggle to vindicate them must continue.”

For more information please contact the Press Office of the IHRC at (+44) 20 8904 4222, or via email at info@ihrc.org.Alternatively, you can call (+44) 7958522196.[ENDS]

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