Toby Shone

From Bristol Defendant Solidarity:

In November 2020 a series of coordinated raids against anarchist website 325.nostate.net were executed by Counter-Terrorism cops in UK as part of “Operation Adream.” Several properties in the South-West of England were searched and one person was arrested and charged under the Terrorist Act. Toby Shone was originally charged with providing a service enabling others to access terrorist publications contrary to section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006, fundraising for terrorist purposes contrary to section 15 of the Terrorism Act 2000, and two counts of possession of information likely to be useful to a terrorist contrary to section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000. He had pleaded not guilty to these charges earlier this year and was due to stand trial at Bristol Crown Court on 6 October 2021. However, with no evidence to put before the court, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) was forced to drop these charges on 1st October, 2021. This was a landmark attempt by the British State and the deranged Home Secretary Priti Patel to prosecute an anarchist under modern terrorism legislation.

The attack on 325.nostate.net is a landmark attempt by the state to silence dissent and radical critical thinking and can be seen as part of the general crackdown in the UK against protest, counter-information and alternative thinking and lifestyles as evidenced by the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021 (which resulted in the Kill the Bill protests), the Covert Human Intelligences Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 which extends the powers of spycops and the reforms of the Judicial Reviews procedure. The investigation into 325 continues and cops continue to harass and attempt to intimidate people.

Anarchist prisoner Toby Shone was sentenced to 3 years 9 months in prison for 8 drug charges after all political charges against him related to the website 325.nostate.net under the Terrorism Act were dropped on 1st October 2021 due to lack of evidence.

Update on the situation of anarchist comrade Toby Shone (October 10, 2021)

The situation of Toby Shone [Operation Adream, 325] - (September 2021)

Toby Shone speaks from the dungeons of Bristol prison, explaining his case (January 2022)

In November 2020 a series of coordinated raids against 325.nostate.net were executed by Counter-Terrorism cops in UK as part of “Operation Adream”. Several properties in the South-West of England were searched and one person was arrested and charged under the Terrorist Act. The charges are administration of 325.nostate.net, funding of terrorism through the website and dissemination of and collection of material useful to terrorists.

The investigation is still ongoing and clear information has been difficult to obtain as national security measures are in effect and ‘evidence’ (including surveillance footage) has not even been disclosed to the defendant himself.

The comrade, Toby Shone, was bailed from November 2020 to February 2021 when he was re-arrested and remanded to HMP Wandsworth in London.

The attack on 325.nostate.net is a landmark attempt by the state to silence dissent and radical critical thinking and can be seen as part of the general crackdown in the UK against protest, counter-information and alternative thinking and lifestyles as evidenced by the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021 (which resulted in the Kill the Bill protests), the Covert Human Intelligences Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 which extends the powers of spycops and the reforms of the Judicial Reviews procedure which will make it harder to bring legal action against government policy.

From a statement released in January 2022:

I am also fighting against a Serious Organised Crime Prevention Order which is demanded by the anti-terrorist unit and the prosecutors. The order would put me under a form of house arrest for up to 5 years when I finally get released with a punishment of up to 5 years if I breach the order. The order would control and monitor my daily movements, contact with others, residence, usage of money, devices, international travel and so on. It demands precise information be given to the cops of all my friends, contacts and loved ones and is simply a means to monitor and criminalise my friendships and living environments. My trial for that is scheduled no earlier than the 15th of January and the investigation against me continues as does Operation Adream which is aimed at the 325 collective.

I want to thank all those who have supported me. My heart is open and strong and I am determined. I send to you all a huge hug and a smile.

Soon more will follow on the Serious Organised Crime Prevention Order they want to impose on Toby, and the trial now set at the 11th of February.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Nov 01, 2024

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Toby Shone A7645EP
HM Prison Parc
Heol Hobcyn John
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Bridgend
CF35 6AP
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