We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Some of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Human Rights Activist, Futurist Keith Henson In Jail

by Fredric L. Rice Friday, May. 18, 2007 at 5:28 AM

Protesting against the Scientology corporation's alleged crimes and abuses, world-renouwn human rights activist is arrested and jailed.

Human Rights activist and highly regarded futurist Keith Henson was arrested Tuesday, May 8th, after a hearing during which he was denied lawful due process. He is currently being extradited to California on an Governor's warrant on a minor misdemeanor -- a never-before-used and obscure law titled "Interfering With A Religion" -- while picketing and protesting the Scientology corporation for its involvement in a number of disturbing homicides involving its customers -- as well as for the killing of non-Scientologist Ashlee Shaner.

Keith Henson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Henson
Ashlee Shaner: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Base
Stacy Moxon: http://www.holysmoke.org/sm/stacy-moxon-meyer.htm

The arrest and jailing came as a surprise to everyone, including Mr. Henson's attorney who was not given copies of the warrant and who has been unable to reach Mr. Henson by telephone.

Exactly why Mr. Henson's attorney was never given an opportunity to file a motion against the unseen warrant has never been explained by the State of Arizona which arrested Mr. Henson however the refusal to submit such documentation to Mr. Henson's attorney constituted another disturbing violation of Federal laws of which this bizarre case has seen plenty.

What's more disturbing is the fact that Mr. Henson was arrested at all. Currently the Governor of California is tasked with the overwhelming problem of having severely overcrowded prisons to the point where violent felons are being released to make room for more violent felons.

The prison system within in the State of California was designed to hold approximately 100,000 inmates however the system currently house almost twice that number. A large majority of the felons within the system are incarcerated on violence-related narcotics charges and it's virtually unheard of to have a beleaguered State seek the extradition of a minor misdemeanor offense such as Mr. Henson's.

The case for which Keith Henson is being extradited is a seven-year-old misdemeanor. Mr. Henson is 64-year-old and has never been in trouble with the law, is recognized around the world as a renowned human rights activist and far-seeing futurist engineer who has predicted a number of scientific achievements and advances which have greatly benefited society today.

Mr. Henson's wife, Arel Lucas, is available for questions from the media at arellu@gmail.com
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments

© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy