Melanie got out of HMP Peterborough at 11.20 am Friday 17th October and was met by Brian Gerrish of UK Column who has been so tenacious in pursuing her case, and is undoubtedly more than a little responsible for her getting out on bail at long last.
He chauffeured her to a safe house in Plymouth, where she will stay until her 3-day trial on 28th October in Nottingham.
Up till now this blog has focussed exclusively on the plight and continuing efforts of our two brave warriors for justice-for-Hollie and ‘prisoners of conscience’, Robert Green and Tim ‘Rusty’ Rustige. Rusty is now technically free, yet the issue for which he was locked up for 4 months earlier this year in Peterhead and Glasgow is by no means resolved.
Robert on the other hand, since being released from HMP Perth in May remains under house-arrest at his home in Warrington and with severe limitations on his activity pending his trial scheduled for 21st January 2015 at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
Robert is immensely grateful to all those people who have sent him donations recently, especially to ‘anonymous’ donors who have been very generous.
He sends about 40 letters a week, all to help with the on-going Child Sex Abuse cases and cover ups. As these letters are important, they are sent with 1st class stamps, which, at 62p each means postage a week costs Robert a minimum of £24.80. Then he has to pay for photocopying and large envelopes and stationery.
and Gary writes to Nicola Sturgeon (email, 23 September):
Nicola Sturgeon MSP Deputy First Minister,
I am writing once again to you in hope of response (previous below on related matter) on what I and many others consider as a matter of the utmost urgency, INSTITUTIONAL CHILD ABUSE, CHILD ABUSE IN GENERAL AND OF COURSE THE ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL AND RITUAL ABUSE MADE BY HOLLIE GREIG. WHICH ALL GO HAND IN HAND WITH FAILINGS OF THE SCOTTISH AUTHORITIES TO DO ANYTHING WHATSOEVER ABOUT THE ABUSE TAKING PLACE BUT ALSO THEIR DISGRACEFUL ATTEMPTS TO PUSH THEM ASIDE. We also have the persecution of those who seek to expose the abuse such as Tim Rustige and Robert Green who is still under virtual house arrest with no clear charge and no prospect of proper council.
(Struggling to avoid ‘fishy’ metaphors here but SNP leadership names don’t make it easy!)
Letter from Lorna (Perth) to SNP new leader designate Nicola Sturgeon:
21st September 2014
THE CONTINUING CONCERN OF A LACK OF GOVERNMENT INQUIRY INTO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
Dear Ms Sturgeon,
Independence or not, there is still the opportunity for Scotland to show the rest of the World that it is a leading country. The subject of paedophilia in Scotland, both past and present, has never been so prominent in the media as it is now and needs full and urgent investigation. If you choose to take up the position of First Minister, can you assure the Scottish electorate that you would make this a matter of priority?
The ball appears to be in Nicola Sturgeon’s court – thanks to Rusty for setting it rolling. Hopefully others will give it/her a nudge too!
Tym ‘Rusty’ Rustige
22, Burlington Court,
WA14 1JT 19/09/2014
Dear Ms Sturgeon,
With the Scottish National Party political structure undergoing a radical sea change following the No vote Independence referendum defeat on the 18th inst and Alex Salmond announcing his intention to resign as First Minister and party leader in November, this set of circumstances places yourself as an odds-on favourite to succeed him as party leader and hence First Minister.