Monday November 30, 2020

Paul Murphy was threatened with jail over pre-trial PR campaign

In late February Murphy hosted a press conference promising a major demonstration in favour of the defendants at Liberty Hall

2nd July, 2017
Paul Murphy after his trial finished on Thursday Pic: RollingNews.ie

Paul Murphy, the Solidarity TD, and his six co-defendants in the Jobstown trial were threatened with immediate imprisonment in March if they did not give an undertaking to desist from a campaign of pre-trial publicity.

In a highly unusual move, in late February Murphy hosted a press conference promising a major demonstration in favour of the defendants at Liberty Hall on April 1, with support from the likes of international left-wing activist Noam Chomsky.

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