Tom Ciotkowski, from Stratford upon Avon, was charged with contempt and assault within the area after he recorded and challenged a French police officer who had reportedly pushed one other volunteer.
The 30-year-old, whose trial begins tomorrow on the Tribunal de Boulogne-sur-Mer in France, may resist 5 years in jail and a advantageous of as much as €7,500 (£6,500).
Human rights group Amnesty Worldwide has referred to as for all costs in opposition to Mr Ciotkowski to be dropped, branding them “unjust” and “emblematic” of harassment and intimidation confronted by volunteers in northern France.
In response to Amnesty, Mr Ciotkowski raised considerations in regards to the behaviour of French riot police who have been ID-checking volunteers making an attempt to distribute meals refugees, at which level an officer approached him and one other feminine volunteer, who he hit with a baton.
When he requested the officer for his identification quantity, the officer reportedly pushed him and he fell backwards over a concrete barrier separating the pavement from the highway.
Mr Ciotkowski was then arrested, put in custody for 36 hours and charged with contempt and assault, in response to the marketing campaign group.
Maria Serrano, Amnesty’s senior campaigner on migration, stated the case was “emblematic of the harassment, intimidation and assaults that human rights defenders supporting migrants and refugees face by the hands of police in Calais”.
He added: “His case additionally displays a wider European development of criminalising acts of solidarity, as a manner of discouraging others from standing up for human rights. Efforts by people and NGOs to assist individuals in want needs to be lauded, defended and celebrated reasonably than criminalised.
“The outrageous costs in opposition to Mr Ciotkowski should be dropped – we want brave, compassionate individuals like him greater than ever.”
It comes after charities instructed The Unbiased that refugees in Calais have been being pushed out of seen areas and additional into the “margins of society” resulting from ramped-up safety measures launched as a part of the UK and France’s response to an increase in migrant boat crossings final 12 months.