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.”
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