Twitter Joke Trial

Twitter Joke Trial conviction overturned in High Court

Paul Chambers, the man who was found guilty of sending a menacing tweet and found himself at the centre of the Twitter Joke Trial, has won a High Court appeal against his conviction.

Loz Kaye leader of the UK political party, The Pirate Party, welcomed the decision, saying it was a victory for common sense.

"I am happy that this long running nightmare is over for Paul," said Kaye.

Friday, 27 July, 2012 - 01:00

Twitter joke trial lurches forward

PAUL CHAMBERS, the man at the centre of the Twitter Joke Trial, will have his case heard before three judges after the UK High Court failed to come to a decision on his future.


Monday, 28 May, 2012 - 23:00

Twitter Joke trial: Sanity prevails, finally

Friday, 27 July, 2012 - 10:00

Today Paul Chambers saw his conviction for sending a "menacing electronic communication" quashed. He had been convicted for tweeting "Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You've got a week and a bit to get your shit together, otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!!". This appeal was the latest stage of what has become known as the 'Twitter Joke Trial'.

Pirate Party Leader, Loz Kaye commented:

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Pirate Party Condemns 'Twitter Joke Trial' Judgement

Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 19:00

Pirate Party UK is disappointed to learn that the courts have upheld the conviction of Paul Chambers under s127 Communications Act, for "sending by means of a public electronic communications network a message... of menacing character”. The conviction follows after Mr. Chambers posted a message on the Twitter social networking site earlier this year, making a frustrated, non-serious, claim that he would blow up an airport due to travel disruption.

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