Justice for Survivors of Child Abuse in Scotland

Thanks to David for forwarding this correspondence.

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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.

Update on Melanie

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.

Declaration of support for ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ Melanie Shaw

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 says THANK YOU!!

[CORRECTION ‘anonymous’ not ‘Anonymous’]

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.

Oh yes, and pay the bills, eat and keep warm!

Please help towards Robert’s travel-costs!

It is unthinkable that this brave and courageous man, who continues to fight for all victims has to struggle financially, and yet it is the case…

He writes countless letters and prints relevant articles to send MPs etc. and remember he  is still denied internet access.

To go to Glasgow next week to meet with his solicitor and Junior Counsel is going to leave him almost out of pocket.

We need to support him while he is still being punished by the Scottish authorities. He has used up all his money and only has his pension coming in.

David Scott on UK Column 25 September

and Gary writes to Nicola Sturgeon (email, 23 September):

Nicola Sturgeon MSP Deputy First Minister,

Dear Nicola,

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.

Another letter to Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Deputy First Minister, T4.23, The Scottish Parliament,  EDINBURGH,  EH99  1SP

6 Styan Avenue, WHITLEY  BAY, TYNE & WEAR, NE26  2BD                                           Telephone:  (0191) 252 5524   e-mail:  gillian_swans37@hotmail.com                           

23 September, 2014

Dear Ms Sturgeon,

Urgent need for an inquiry into child abuse in Scotland

No joy from Salmond, will Sturgeon respond to our issue?

(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 


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?