Yet another apology, to Lorna this time, for failing to get your call-to-action onto the blog in time but I trust some in the network received it via you and did as requested by writing to the Minister Mike Russell MSP ahead of his statement yesterday – have you, Neil or David had any reply to your own emails?
Frankly it would have been a miracle if the Minister had included Hollie in his address but we must keep battering away at him between now and Christmas. IT IS VITAL THAT LARGE NUMBERS PARTICIPATE IN THIS EXERCISE – here thanks to Lorna are our marching orders!
[Again, apologies to David and all for being slow off the mark in relaying these important exchanges to the blog, due to my having been abroad in past few days, would anyone like to volunteer as a co-webmaster to prevent these lapses??! Help please!!]
News from Scottish Labour
For immediate release.
Justice for Survivors of Child Abuse
Scottish Labour’s Spokesperson for Justice, Graeme Pearson, has called for justice for the survivors of Child Abuse in Scotland, saying:
“Theresa May has apologised this week to survivors for resignations relating to her Public Inquiry into historical child abuse.
This BBC documentary came out in March and somehow or other we missed posting it at the time but it’s a must-view! It focusses on the chronic corruption in the Scottish justice system and features in particular a veteran of Hollie’s cause, Stuart Usher - it was thanks to Stuart and his ‘Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers’ group that Robert first heard about Hollie and became involved in campaigning on her behalf.
Apologies for previously inserting wrong link – here’s the right one:
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.