Simon Sheppard

Simon Sheppard

Location: London, United Kingdom
51° 30' 0.5472" N, 0° 7' 34.4496" W
Status: Under Arrest
Arrested on 14 Jul 2008
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From Wikipedia: Simon Sheppard (born between 1957 and 1959) is a political activist from Hull, England. He runs a number of websites promoting the political views of the far-right. Much of the material on his websites also concerns his extreme misogyny which is not necessarily accepted even within far-right thought.

In 2008 he was arrested, charged and convicted of using a website to circulate "material likely to incite racial hatred." He and his co-defendant fled while on bail to the USA and sought political asylum. This was denied and they were imprisoned, pending their return to the United Kingdom on 17 June 2009.

On 10 July 2009, he was sentenced to 4 years and 10 months in prison. The sentence for publishing material on the Internet was described as "groundbreaking" by Adil Khan, representing Humberside police.

In January 2010, Sheppard and Whittle lost an appeal against their convictions, but succeeded in having their sentences reduced slightly. The Court of Appeal has reduced Sheppard’s sentence by one year and Whittle’s jail term by six months.

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