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Animal Liberation Prisoner Peter Young moved and taken into federal custody

for more info, see  http://www.supportpeter.com
On May 5th a settlement was reached on the local charges Peter was
facing in San Jose. In exchange for pleading No Contest to five
misdemeanor charges Peter was sentenced to time served. The
following day Peter appeared in Federal Court in San Jose for his
extradition hearing. At that time he temporarily waived his right to
argue for his release pending trial in order to expedite his return
to Wisconsin.

As of this week Peter has been moved to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin,
CA. This is the first step in the all too slow process of moving a
federal prisoner across the country. While Peter is in transit
letters of support for Peter from those of you outside the area
may be sent in care of his support group and we will see to it that
he gets them once he is settled in Wisconsin.

In the meantime Peter's support team is working closely with him to
assist him in retaining legal representation in Wisconsin. Peter's
defense will cost *AT A MINIMUM* $30,000 so donations are needed to
ensure Peter will be able to get the quality legal defense he
deserves.

Please send letters of support, and donations to:

Peter Young Support Fund
740A 14th St. #237
San Francisco, CA 94114

Letters to Peter may also be sent via email to:
 letters@SupportPeter.com

For more information visit  http://www.SupportPeter.com

Activists in the greater Wisconsin area who would be able to attend
court dates or help with local support should email the support team
at:  info@SupportPeter.com

Stay tuned for more updates on how you can help Peter continue
to be provided vegan food and fair treatment (or as fair as it
can be) now that he has been moved to a new jail.

homepage: homepage: http://www.supportpeter.com