Oz Trial : Demonstrators Burning Of Effigy Of Judge Michael Argyle Outside Old B ...
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Description: Oz trial : Demonstrators burning of effigy of judge Michael Argyle outside Old Bailey following the sentencing at the end of the trial . 5th August 1971 . Oz was a highly controversial underground magazine that sprang up in the UK between February 1967 and the winter of 1973 . 48 numbers were produced and was the subject of a notable trial . It derived its name from the fact that most of the editors came from Australia , Oz was openly alternative in advocating sex and drugs as forms of liberation , as well as being satirical and subversive in its campaigns against the police , the judiciary , and the establishment . A prosecution for –conspiring to corrupt public morals was brought against a particularly outrageous number of the magazine , Oz 28 , the Schoolkids Issue , published in May 1970 . The verdict of the jury on the main charge was not guilty , but they found the defendants guilty of publishing an obscene magazine and of sending indecent articles through the post . Judge Michael Argyle , Q . C . sentenced the editor Richard Neville to a term of fifteen months in prison and twelve months and nine months respectively for his associates , provoking outrage from many quarters , including several authors and commentators not sympathetic with Oz itself .