Labrador Land Protectors Released From Jail

Three Labrador Land Protectors are out of jail.

Jim Learning, Marjorie Flowers, and Eldred Davis were being held at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s, NL.

They had been in custody since July 21, after refusing to promise the court they’d stay away from the controversial Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric project.

All three had been charged with contempt of court for breaching an injunction obtained by Nalcor Energy.

The three appeared in Supreme Court in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL yesterday, with Justice George Murphy residing.

Learning, 79, has been released to house arrest, but has refused to sign an undertaking stating that he agreed to stay away from the Muskrat Falls worksite.

Flowers is also under house arrest. She has to abide by an undertaking she previously signed in November 2016.

Davis signed an undertaking allowing him to be released, and is now free to protest across from the main gate to the worksite.

The three land protectors are due back in court in late August for their individual hearings.

Flowers and Learning will remain under house arrest at least until then.

With files from and APTN News.