NATO 3: Final Hearings Set Before January 2014 Trial, Donations Urgently Needed

Yesterday, the NATO 3—Brent Betterly, Jared Chase, Brian Jacob Church—had a brief status hearing, one of the few remaining hearings before they go to trial in January of next year. The defense filed their responses to the State’s final memo about the “discovery” (i.e., evidence) in the case and the judge reviewed the final pre-trial conference schedule. The next court date was set for Tuesday, November 19th at 2pm. At this hearing, there will likely be oral arguments on motions that both sides will file to try to make sure certain evidence gets presented at trial and certain evidence does not. The final pre-trial conference date is still set for December 10th and the trial is still set to begin on January 6th, 2014.

The defense attorneys are working harder than ever to mount a strong defense for the NATO 3, so your donations help them now more than ever. We need about $10,000 more to meet our fundraising goal, so please spread the word, host a fundraiser, get your friends to donate online, or whatever else you can to help us ensure the NATO 3 are best able to fight these politically motivated charges!

The defendants are also still in need of support funds, books, and letters, so please drop them a line or send them a book today! Donation and contact information are both listed below.

Donation Information

To make your tax-deductible donation, please send checks or money orders with “8th Day Center/NATO 5 Defense Fund” in the memo line to:

8th Day Center for Justice
205 W. Monroe St. Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60606

You can also make secure donations online at (These donations are not tax-deductible.)

Contact Information

Brent Betterly
PO Box 089002
Chicago IL 60608

Brian Church
PO Box 089002
Chicago IL 60608

Jared Chase
PO Box 089002
Chicago IL 60608