This time it’s extreme

This week Kingston-on-Thames Crown Court will hear a potentially important test case regarding freedom of sexual expression.

Simon Walsh is facing several charges of possession of ‘extreme pornography’ under Section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008.

The case is significant because it centres on images of adults engaging in alternative sexual activities that have been alleged to be harmful.

The defendant is represented by solicitor Myles Jackman, who also advises Backlash on legal matters. More details of the case are available at his blog, ObscenityLawyer.

Those interested in live updates of the trial should follow @backlashuk on Twitter who will link to live tweeters during the week. The hash-tag is #porntrial