The Right To Report – The Right to have a FREE PRESS
The Voice of Wales team who were falsely arrested in January and then spent the next thirty-six hours in custody at Newport Police Station have had two major bail conditions dropped. Dan Morgan and Stan Robinson were doing their job as journalists reporting on peaceful protestors who were presenting papers against the Covid Vaccine to the Cwmbran Vaccine centre staff. Police attended but despite being repeatedly informed that Dan & Stan were journalists covering the protest, they were arrested for aggravated trespass together with three protestors.
The arrests took place even though the pair were known to the Police as Journalists, were wearing ‘Voice of Wales’ clothing and press passes on lanyards. Last Wednesday the five bail conditions were reduced down to three, with the right to work and associate with each other dropped. Gwent Police also initially confiscated mike’s and audio equipment, tripods, cameras, bags and phones, however it was successfully argued that only SIM and SD Cards where needed and that keeping the equipment and imposing a ‘not to work’ bail condition was ‘politically motivated’.
ALL AROUND THE WORLD JOURNALISTS are being arrested and falsely imprisoned because, according to the Police, YOU HAVE TO BE ‘ACCREDITED JOURNALISTS’ – Accredited by who? The very people committing this global tyranny. Who should tell the people what they can and cannot read, view or think? Certainly not the Welsh Police Chief Constables or Crime Commissioner. Not the Welsh Government or Drakeford. The attack on Voice of Wales was an attack on our democracy and those responsible should be called to account.
1. NOT TO ATTEND ANY COVID VACCINATION CENTRE IN ENGLAND OR WALES, UNLESS YOU ARE ATTENDING IN ORDER TO BE VACCINATED YOURSELF
2. NOT TO ENTER THE COUNTY OF GWENT
3. NOT TO ASSOCIATE WITH ANY CO-ACCUSED. (Dan Morgan & Stan Robinson names excluded)
NOT TO CONTACT BY ANY MEANS OR VIA A THIRD PARTY ANY OF THE WITNESSES