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Twitter joke trial appeal set for 10 November
08 Sep 2011
BY INDEX ON CENSORSHIP

The appeal of Paul Chambers in the “twitter joke trial” is to take place on 10 November. The trainee accountant from Doncaster who was convicted for sending threatening messages after he joked on Twitter that he would blow up Robin Hood Airport if his flight was cancelled. The appeal before the divisional courts of the Queen’s Bench comes one year after he lost his  crown court appeal. Chambers will be represented by Ben Emmerson QC.

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