Lt. Dan Choi Convicted: Gay Military Activist Fined $100 In Trial For DADT Protest
"Choi was having a breakdown during the trial.
In fact, following the judgment, Choi was admitted to a hospital, he said.
The prosecution "triggered the breakdown," Pietrangelo told HuffPost. "He's been under charges; he's been persecuted for two and a half years -- and that's quite unusual for a misdemeanor like this -- and for that entire two and a half years Dan's life was imprisonment."
The fact that Choi was able to stand trial at all on Thursday was "heroic," according to Pietrangelo, and a "testament to the fact that he persevered to make his stand despite suffering immense pain."
Choi has vowed to appeal the conviction."http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/dan-choi-convicted-gay-activist-fined-dadt-protest_n_2979659.html