MICHAEL BIRD, Co-Author of “From Hillsborough to Lambeth”, about Brian’s sentencing

14 07 23 from Hillsborough to Lambeth Front coverRegarding the 3-months sentencing:14 07 31 Back cover

Brian has been subject to signing on at his ‘local’ police station and ‘unannounced’ home visits since he was wrongfully put on the Sex Offenders Register back in Jan 2010.

This was following his ‘perverse’ guilty verdict in Dec 2009 where there was no victim – and where the jury were instructed by the judge to return a not guilty verdict because of this. The Sex Offenders order was for 5 years which has now unlawfully been changed to “indefinitely”.

Therefore, when he moved from Essex to the Norwich area he informed the local constabulary of his move and as per Sabine’s previous summary, this was ‘proved’ by having 12 visits (nearly all of which were based on harassing Brian) by the police, under the conditions of the Sex Offenders order, even though he has been deemed the lowest risk category!!!

He has to sign on at his local police station on moving to a new area and allow one visit per year to his residence. The fact that none of the visits made by him to his local police station or to his residence (despite having the two people that live with him as witnesses to each of these visits) have been logged by police either in their log books or at the station is also grave cause for concern.

Regarding the contempt of court sentencing of 2 months: legal representation

When Brian informed the judge of all of the above at the trial of his “not informing the police of his address”, he asked for another date to be set for the trial, as he had only just the day before secured legal representation and they were unable to get there on the day of his trial (i.e. the following morning).

The judge was unmoved and said he would have to represent himself (I think I am right in saying that this was the sixth time he has been refused legal representation).

He also informed the judge that his post has been stopped which was confirmed by a senior member of staff at his local delivery office who stated “all of your mail has been stopped by order the police” – and he was therefore not getting any responses from legal representatives.

This breach of his Human Rights was ignored and the trial was forced ahead. When Brian said that “this is ludicrous” and said that he was “not going to play a part in such a charade” he was, at this point, removed from the court and accused of being in contempt. The trial went ahead in his absence and he was later given a scrawled hand written note in the court cells saying he had been sentenced to 3 months and 2 months respectively.

Brian has produced a writ of Habeas Corpus (a writ that requires a person under arrest be brought before a judge or into court to prove detention due to a lack of sufficient cause or evidence) to every prison governor, but this has been ignored on each occasion. He has also asked to be given a ‘tag’ so he can at least be released from his sentence early and be able to fight his unlawful convictions from outside of the prison system, but he has also been refused on each occasion. Being moved so often makes this a lot harder to process, as does getting legal / personal visits, communicating with the outside world etc etc.

If you feel like acting in support:

  • please find out via the respective Chaplaincy of HMP Thameside whether he is still there or maybe back in HMP Peterborough for the Cambridge hearing
  • once you know where he is, send him an email of support via www.emailaprisoner.com
  • try to find out from the Governor who determines when and where he is being moved next.

He should be released on 13 September at the latest.

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About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space
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4 Responses to MICHAEL BIRD, Co-Author of “From Hillsborough to Lambeth”, about Brian’s sentencing

  1. T Birks says:

    secret courts and perverse judgements are not new, maybe sometime you might like to read about Norman Scarthe if you haven’t already done so. I believe the powers that be have a plan (now in phase three) to change the law to prevent historic abuse cases being brought, this would protect people who are closely involved with the establishment, in particular ( but not restricted to) Politics and Religion. If you watch closely the very public prosecutions of Savile / Harris etc you will see the scene being set and the drama being played out. I believe that none of these people protected by government and the church will ever be brought to justice.

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