Leah Henderson receives 10 months of jail time for counselling mischief.
Last month, a group of defendants facing charges related to last year’s G20 struck a deal with prosecutors: of the 17, 11 would go free and six would accept jail time. Today the sentence for one of those six was handed down; Leah Henderson, who pled guilty to a reduced charge of counselling others to commit mischief (reduced from what prosecutors were originally aiming for, a conspiracy charge), has been sentenced to 10 months in jail. In a statement released to media, Henderson said:
I responded to the G20 as a person of conscience, from a place of morality within myself, and as a member of [a] community that shares a powerful vision for the future that is truly free. As I have learned everyday through this legal process, this vision for the future is part of a groundswell that grows stronger by the day.
Henderson was arrested on June 26, 2010, before the G20 was underway, following an undercover investigation leading up to the summit.