Coldcocking Peace Activist & Human Shield Puts Man in Coma

“I want to go and help the Iraqi people. I want to let them know we’re not all ignorant fools.”

Christiaan Taylor Briggs
Peace Activist & Former Human Shield for Saddam Hussein
Sir Humphrey’s

The victim’s girlfriend said of the former human shield attacker, “He had been laughing as he left the scene and may have bragged to his friends afterwards.”

Are We Lumberjacks? reported earlier on this violent peace activist and former Saddam human shield who put a rising rock star in a coma after hitting on his girlfriend.

Christiaan Briggs, Highway of Death, Basrah, Iraq, 28th February, 2003. (Citizens for Legitimate Government)


The violent attack on the London rock star happened on June 22, 2006 in London. The peace activist, Christiaan Briggs, did not turn himself in until July 2, 2006:

Christiaan Briggs, 30, who spent three weeks in Iraq with the Truth Justice Peace Human Shield Action Group in 2003, appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday to face a charge of grievous bodily harm.

Police say the incident occurred on June 22 when Briggs allegedly punched 19-year-old Billy Leeson, causing the rising rock star to hit his head on the ground.

Leeson, the lead singer with rock band Les Incompetents – who have supported Pete Doherty’s group Babyshambles – was “still very ill”, said Scotland Yard spokesman James Nadin.

His condition was described as “critical but stable”.

Mr Nadin said an argument broke out between the pair after Briggs allegedly “made advances” towards Leeson’s girlfriend.

Police allege Briggs hit Leeson after getting off a bus at Camden Rd in Islington and left the scene.

Briggs handed himself in to police on Sunday and was arrested.

Sir Humphrey’s reports that the rocker Leeson is not doing well and his condition has declined since in the last week:

Inflammation spread through his body after a five-hour operation in which surgeons removed a piece of his skull to lessen pressure on the brain.

He remains unconscious, in a critical but stable condition.

Tim Blair reports on Briggs dislike of the pigs.
Florida Cracker notes Briggs selfless reasons to go to Iraq.
Newsbusters wonders if this story would be getting more attention if Briggs served in Iraq rather than, protested against it.

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