UK climate activists held in jail for up to six months before trial

Campaigners say protesters arrested for blocking roads getting ‘lost in prison system’ while on remand

Climate campaigners arrested on suspicion of blocking roads or other offences are waiting up to six months in prison before being tried.

Josh Smith, a 29-year-old stonemason from Manchester, has been held on remand in HMP Peterborough for more than two months.

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