Animal Rights Activists Convicted by Federal Jury


In a high profile criminal case, six animal-rights activists have been convicted of conspiring to harass, threaten and stalk associates of a New Jersey research laboratory, the Newark Star Ledger reports.

Prosecutors had argued that the youthful defendants had used the Internet to organize a nationwide terror campaign against individuals associated with Huntingdon Life Sciences, which uses animals to test pharaceutical products. The defendants said the federal charges were an infringement of their right to assemble and exercise free speech.


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