John and Brett Hueston of the Aylmer Express

In St. Thomas, Ontario, the trial of a community newspaper publisher and an editor has been postponed until August 15.

John Hueston, the publisher of the Aylmer Express, and his son Brett Hueston, the editor of the Aylmer Express, face criminal charges of obstructing a peace officer.

In June 2017, Ontario police arrested, jailed and charged the Huestons after they had tried to cover the scene of a fatal car crash.

 

REPORTAGE

Gary Ennett of CBC News reports:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/john-hueston-brett-hueston-charged-obstructing-police-crash-trial-delayed-1.4726483

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/john-hueston-brett-heuston-trial-charges-criminal-obstruction-peace-officer-1.4722488

Jane Sims of The London Free Press reports:

https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/surprise-disclosure-delays-journalists-trial

https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/journalists-nationwide-rally-to-support-local-opp-arrested-reporters

https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/aylmer-journalists-to-fight-for-press-freedom-in-court

 

COMMENTARY

The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom comments:

http://www.ccwpf-cclpm.ca/2018/06/25/ccwpf-condemns-criminal-charges-against-aylmer-express/

In the St. Thomas Times-Journal, Eric Bunnell writes:

http://www.stthomastimesjournal.com/2018/06/28/eric-bunnells-people-press-freedom-is-the-publics-right-to-know