Judge Aims To "Discourage" Jaggi Singh’s Activism

A Montreal Municipal Court judge released protester Jaggi Singh on $1,000 bail yesterday, saying the hefty bond could discourage his activism.

Singh had been in detention since Thursday, when he was arrested at an evening march to mark International Women’s Day.

Police contend Singh violated a bail condition not to attend any illegal or unpeaceful demonstrations. He’s also required to leave any protest that turns violent.

Several witnesses testified yesterday Thursday’s march was peaceful.

Singh, 35, was freed on $2,000 bail in November after he was arrested at Montreal General Hospital, where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was holding a news conference. Singh was charged with violating bail conditions, obstruction and assault.

The above from the March 14th 2007 Montreal Gazette.


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