Mr Hill, who calls himself Maud ‘Dib after a character in the science fiction novel and film Dune, posted a DVD containing his documentary 7/7 The Ripple Effect, with no covering letter, to the UK London bombings terror trial judge as he says he is is convinced that a miscarriage of justice was about to take place in the UK trial. The documentary has been freely available on the Internet for the past year.
The posted copy was not given to the judge, to whom the package was addressed but was instead given straight to police, which resulted in an extradition request to the Irish authorities. The UK wants to charge Mr Hill with an attempt to ‘pervert the course of justice’ which carries a maximum term of life imprisonment.
Friends of the arrested man have on their website http://mtrial.org/action called on people to anonymously post copies of the documentary to High Court judges in Ireland and to the trial judges in the UK, and to the prosecution and jury foreman.
The website claims that as nothing was sent with the DVD posted to the trial judge except the documentary itself, which contains mostly footage compiled from broadcast television, Mr Hill was in effect expressing his opinion, which is not a crime and the right of which is guaranteed under international laws to which both the UK and Ireland are signatories.