Judge releases Brighton activist Tony Greenstein on bail

Posted On 17 Mar 2021 at 5:53 pm

A judge has released Brighton anti-zionist Tony Greenstein on bail after he was held in prison on a charge of having “an article with intent to destroy property”.

Tony Greenstein

Anthony Nathan Greenstein, also known as Nathan Green, 67, of Little Crescent, Rottingdean, was granted conditional bail by Judge Michael Chambers, the honorary recorder of Wolverhampton.

The decision was made at a hearing at Wolverhampton Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 16 March) – six days after Greenstein was remanded in custody by Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court.

Greenstein has been remanded to appear at the crown court again on Wednesday 7 April for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

His bail conditions include a 9pm to 7am curfew, living and sleeping at his Brighton home and reporting to the police.

He was also banned from the county of Staffordshire and ordered not to go within 500 metres of any location known or reasonably believed to belong to drone maker Elbit UK Limited except to see a solicitor by prior written appointment.

His arrest and initial remand were reported by the JC – or Jewish Chronicle – on Monday (15 March).

The newspaper’s website said that he was arrested in Walsall in the early hours of Tuesday 9 March.

The report said: “Mr Greenstein was arrested along with other individuals by West Midlands Police officers.

“Following an appearance at Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court, the 67-year-old was remanded in custody.”

Greenstein currently also faces a separate trial in Sussex later this year on charges of harassing Labour Party members in Brighton.

He is accused of carrying out a campaign of harassment over almost five months last year which involved sending seven “abusive, insulting and offensive” emails which also included veiled threats to employees.

He denied the charges when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 4 March.

He was given unconditional bail until Wednesday 7 July when the trial is due to take place.

  1. tony greenstein Reply

    I don’t want to point out all the mistakes in this piece but I have never been known as Nathan Green.

    Nor have I been charged with harassing Labour Party members in Brighton but harassing members of the Labour Party’s Disputes Team in London. Full time employees of the Labour party who themselves have engaged in systematic harassment of vulnerable members of the party as you will find out if you cover the trial on July 7th.

    Given that I have been named on hit lists by the neo-Nazi Red Watch which specifically asked for my address it is irresponsible to have printed where I purportedly live. In fact the address is that of my wife from who I’m separated and I would ask you to remove it. It adds nothing to the story.

  2. Frank le Duc Reply

    Thanks Tony. The court list includes aliases, without necessarily imputing any intent to deceive, and the list said that you have also been known as Nathan Green. I’m happy for you to share your denial here.
    The charge was that, in Brighton, you harassed Labour Party members, not that they were necessarily in Brighton or from Brighton.
    News publishers always aim to include the name, age, address and occupation where known of all those appearing in court reports to avoid inadvertently defaming others. This practice is in response to previous judgments.
    The court list usually includes the address given by the defendant. I can’t tell whether you are saying that you misled the court or that your circumstances have changed.
    If you give another address at your trial, we can publish that in the report of that hearing.

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