Marc Emery was taken into custody on Monday, September 28th. Marc is being held in Canada until the Justice Minister signs the extradition order to send him to the USA. Tell the Justice Minister to refuse the extradition of Marc Emery!
Canadian Marc Emery has been fighting extradition to the USA and possible life imprisonment since July 2005. In March 2008, the Canadian Government decided to turn down a unique type of plea deal the USA and Marc Emery’s lawyer had arranged — one that required Canadian charges to be laid and the incarceration be in Canada.
In July 2009, Marc’s co-accused, Michelle Rainey and Greg Williams, were sentenced to 2 years probation in Canada. In early September 2009, Marc Emery decided to sign a plea deal for a 5-year sentence in the US federal prison system.
You can read Marc’s reasons for taking the plea deal in his blog post “Why I’m Cutting a Deal”. Read more about what will likely happen to Marc from this point on by reading Jodie Emery’s blog post “Marc Emery Imprisoned: Monday, September 28, Vancouver”.
Read news articles and view some videos from the day Marc surrendered into custody here.