Being stuck down here in London behind a pile of work waiting for good news from Scotland, for example that Robert’s bail application has been heard and that he’s being released and/or that at least we now have a proper explanation as to why he’s been locked up this time, would be a lot more frustrating were it not for the wonderful support of all the kind people who have been visiting him and making sure his needs are supplied. It is a real weight off his family’s minds and mine – thank you!
Love alone has to sustain us as we wait for something concrete to emerge as the rationale for why Robert Green is yet again incarcerated in a Scottish prison and has been there for 17 days by now. A certain scenario has been suggested but that is still only hearsay so best not to say what that is in case once again it’s wrong. All we can by now safely conclude is that the present situation has nothing to do with the interdict placed on him at the Court of Session in Edinburgh by Dame Elish Angiolini at the end of 2013 but the charge is an ASBO, meaning someone else/other parties are in the frame this time, or maybe the state itself?
After a two-day break Rusty’s trial resumed this morning Thursday 27 February 2014 with more evidence from police and forensics officers and further witnesses lined up for Friday, but by mid-afternoon Sheriff David Pyle decided he’d heard enough – time to wind up and save another day of court costs! Hence without further ado he delivered his verdict “Guilty as charged.”
No date has been set as yet for sentencing and Rusty will be off back home to Manchester tomorrow Friday 28 February still a free man, no doubt to the relief of his family, but for how long?
REDACTED version Thursday 27 February
As many are already aware, the lady everyone has been waiting to appear in a courtroom in connection with the Hollie Greig case finally took the witness-stand at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday on Day 1 of Tim Rustige’s trial on charges against her of ‘harassment & [cyber] stalking’.
For one who has held the highest legal post in Scotland and for many years a prosecutor she seemed a little shaky and not as powerfully in command of her brief as might have been expected, however this being ostensibly a personal issue it would do her no harm to show a vulnerable, feminine side and she took full advantage of the opportunity.
2 films were taken of the events on Friday outside the Sheriff Court in Aberdeen. Analysis to follow.
Sorry folks NO NEWS of Robert all day yesterday Friday and still not at 11.30 pm following my return to London and checking phone-messages and email inbox. Spent the 7 hours’ train-ride from Aberdeen glued to my mobile hoping for an update from the UK Column or the family or whoever had got in there first but nothing from anyone regarding Robert or his whereabouts, not a sausage.
It’s now exactly a week since Robert was arrested at his home in Warrington and carted off to the police cells in Aberdeen for the third time of such an occurrence in his life, as well as of having his home searched by Grampian police.
What could they have been looking for this time?!
Well, as Robert wrote me in a letter this morning “the real reasons, although they don’t mention them, for my dramatic abduction from my home country was first the Violate Club. The arresting officer* kept asking me what I knew about it, even though it had nothing to do with the official reason for my arrest. I think they thought I was going to publish the names of the 6 judges and the rest, but I truthfully don’t know their identities.
Yesterday for the first time there was proper face-to-face contact with Robert (that I’ve heard of anyway) and a full report from Lorna who lives 30 miles from Perth and had 1 ¼ hours with him yesterday/Tuesday afternoon. Thanks Lorna for filling us in on everything that’s been going on with Robert since his arrest last Thursday.
A couple of people have had a wasted journey travelling to Perth Prison in the hopes of being able to visit Robert without having made a prior booking.
As he is a remand prisoner he can have up to 6 visits per day but people have to be on his list so you need to write to him first. The visiting phone-line is open 18.00-20.00 daily and the number to ring is 01738 449867.
When Robert Green was released from Craiginches Prison Aberdeen on the morning of17th May 2012 having served 3 months of a 1 year sentence on Breach of the Peace charges (for causing ‘alarm and distress’ to the paedophile community of Scotland, let’s call a spade a spade here) it was with a sense of relief that shortly afterwards this site was closed down, hopefully never to re-open…
By an extraordinary coincidence, when news came through of his re-arrest on Thursday 13 February the domain name ‘freerobertgreen’ was still available but within a mere 2 days of expiry, enabling the site to be resurrected just as it was two years ago!