On February 19 and 20 2009, four people, Nathan Pope, Adriana Stumpo, Joseph Buddenberg, and Maryam Khajavi, were arrested by the FBI and charged with violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.
They are now facing a maximum of ten years in prison for their alleged crimes of "interfering with the operations of the University of California, an animal enterprise." Their alleged crimes are: attending demonstrations and other first amendment protected activity. They will need your support as they face a long trial process to prove their innocence.
To read a copy of the indictment, visit:
As stated above, the AETA4 will need lots of support to help them pay for attorneys to beat these charges.
If you'd like to set up a benefit, you can get in touch with the support team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on myspace at www.myspace.com/aeta4
If you would like to donate (anything helps!), send check or money order to:
The AETA Defense Fund
PO Box 99162
Emeryville, CA 94662
Or donate through PayPal via the donate button on www.myspace.com/aeta4