RESISTANCE MOVEMENT. Members from Sweden’s Nest 7 gathered in Jönköping to attend a political trial in the Göta Court of Appeal on Tuesday 22 November.
Earlier this year, Jonas Jensmark was wrongfully convicted of assault after pushing away a rabid cat lady who followed the Nest’s cameraman, hitting him and his camera wildly, during a public activity in Vetlanda in early 2021.
The sentence was based on the woman’s lies that it was the cameraman who followed her (when in reality it was the other way around), filming her 10cm from her face and allegedly harassing her. The district court chose to believe her lies and maintained that she had the right to use violence in self-defence, as she had been subjected to the crime of harassment, and that Jonas therefore had no right to self-defence against her.
The district court chose to use this bizarre justification, even though the cameraman has not been convicted of harassment, and despite the fact that this made-up crime has not even been investigated by the police.
The appeal trial itself proceeded swiftly and was completely undramatic. A recording of the hearing from the district court was played, after which the prosecutor and defence lawyer gave their closing arguments. Jonas’s lawyer rightly pointed out that the district court’s verdict was based on a fabricated reality, and he appealed to the court to give Jonas a fair trial, free from political prejudices. Whether the court will grant this request remains to be seen. The trial then concluded, with the judge declaring that a verdict will come in two weeks.
After the appeal court negotiations, the comrades continued their Tuesday with activism. A banner action was carried out above the motorway in Jönköping for about an hour during the afternoon rush hour.