Category Archives: Public Interest Advocacy

REPORTING PAEDOPHILIA to the Home Office whilst #childsnatchuk leads to #paedobritain

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English: Anti-paedophilia logo from the National Revival of Poland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dear Home Secretary

OPEN LETTER

This is to draw your attention to related aspects that we have experienced as the Association of McKenzie Friends, set up to practise voluntary public interest advocacy.

Besides the initiators of the National Inquiry into organised Child Sexual Abuse, I Cc the members of the Home Affairs Committee, trusting that they will take an interest.

As it is our duty to report a crime and NOT reporting paedophilia is going to be a criminal offence, we would appreciate answers to the following questions:

  1. Who will protect a Lithuanian boy in UK care from his paedophile father?
    • His mother and grandmother fled the father’s persecutions in Lithuania, but he was forcibly removed by Brent Police on 23 September 2013;
    • Social Services failed to investigate the father’s medical and criminal records;
    • HHJ Million gave residence of the boy to the father, contrary to a judgement of the Lithuanian Supreme Court. His judgement twists reality and evidence in a way that turns black into white and white into black. Unfortunately, the mother has reached a state of mind that makes her incapable of presenting the case, let alone appeal it appropriately.
    • When refusing permission to appeal Justice McFarlane said “This is not the end of the road for the boy.” But who will make sure that he WON’T be handed over by Brent Social Services???
    • We alerted Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe with this email and published our witness statement in this blog post.
  2. Similarly, who will undo the damage done to these five Portuguese children?
    • After an accusation by the oldest son which he retracted, the father was arrested and all children were removed on 23 April 2013 by 2 Social Workers and Lincolnshire Police – under Emergency Police Protection Orders.
    • The oldest son wrote desperate letters to the judge fearing ‘bum rape’ by the Social Worker, but HHJ Simler wouldn’t admit a question in court relating to this violation of the UN Convention of Child Rights which the UK has ratified.
    • In the secrecy of family courts, she decided that all children need to be put into permanent care and the two youngest ones ought to be adopted.
    • The parents’ desperate attempts to get their children back eventually led to negotiations with Portuguese authorities on 17 April 2014. But they have not been handed over to a Portuguese institution, as agreed. Instead, the siblings have been separated and two of them are supposed to be adopted. Lincolnshire Council have still not sent copies of the Minutes of the meeting either. Furthermore, the parents are treated as criminals for their contact sessions every two months.
  3. Who cares about this American boy who has not seen his mother since 12 December 2011, when he was 4 and snatched by Barnet Council?
  • Having assisted American mother Melissa Laird whilst in HMP Holloway, we tried to ensure that she gets the oral hearing that had been scheduled to take place on 05 December 2013.
  • However, as John Hemming MP announced: she was deported whilst her child was kept for adoption.
  • Her attempts to get a Skype connection or videolink failed due to the ancient technology used here compared with what is available in the US.
  • This is clearly not only a violation of UK laws but also Convention laws ensuring a fair trial.
  • To top the miscarriage of justice turning into perversion, we, as pro bono McKenzie Friends, have been ordered costs by the Treasury Solicitor’s Office and have to become litigants ourselves!

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OPEN LETTER to the Met regarding internationally protective paedophiles – at the cost of a Lithuanian boy

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English: Anti-paedophilia logo from the National Revival of Poland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dear Sir Bernard

As the Association of McKenzie Friends we are ‘public interest advocates’ and follow white collar crimes associated with organised child sexual abuse and child snatching closely, as we are getting more and more requests for help.

Hence we alerted you about a crime in HMP Holloway which resulted in a US mother being deported whilst her child was kept for adoption.

This is to report a crime against a Lithuanian boy who was forcefully removed from his mother and grandmother, after they escaped his father’s persecutions in Lithuania – despite a judgement in the mother’s favour of the Supreme Court. Fortunately, the mother recorded the removal on video.

Unfortunately, however, Brent Social Services and HHJ Million operate in the father’s interests rather than those of the boy who needs to be protected from his ‘red banana’, as he calls it which we attach and publish on www.audrone.wordpress.com. Continue reading

CHILD ABUSE debated in Parliament and reported on What Do They Know?

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English: Anti-paedophilia logo from the National Revival of Poland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answers to oral questions are recorded under Debates on the remarkable What Do They Know website.

This one on 17 July 2014 was on Child Abuse – the hot topic in this hot summer:

United against Child Abuse was the start of the 10-day demo outside Downing Street is taking place again – reported by UK Column on Friday 18 July:

Whether for Freedom of Information Requests, commenting or learning about who knows what in Parliament, go clicking!

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DO YOU WANT to stop child snatching and paedophile scandals? Everybody knows!

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English: Anti-paedophilia logo from the National Revival of Poland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do you want to stop child snatching and paedophile scandals? This is the subject line of an email I sent to all MPs who have not yet expressed their support for the call to a National Enquiry into organised child sexual abuse.

The remarkable Tap publishes It’s not just Parliament that’s run and controlled by a paedophile ring. One of the items says: It’s gone international:

You are welcome to refer to this email, if you use www.WriteToThem.com to contact your own MP:

This is to ask when you will add your support to those 141 MPs so far who demand a National Enquiry into organised child sexual abuse.

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MIND THE GAPS between what they Say, Write and Order: HHJ Simler, Treasury Solicitor & Private Barrister

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Skype (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First, Melissa Laird had a hearing scheduled for 05 December 2013.

But despite our efforts of trying to get her signature out of HMP Holloway, she got deported on 12 September 2013. And the hearing on 05 December 2013 was hijacked by the Treasury Solicitor to get the case ‘disposed’ of.

We, as her McKenzie Friends, argued that a Skype connection should be arranged so that she can represent herself.

Already on 27 January 2013, the President of the Family Division had appealed to courts to adapt to the realities of the internet, especially social media. But the Listings Office told me that Skype wasn’t ‘secure’. It had to be ISDN, which is totally outdated, as Melissa found out in the US. Tough luck for her, unfortunately.  Continue reading

BRACING for BATTLE in Court 2: McKenzie Friends assisted by Star McKenzie

Seven documents for four partiesLegal professionals are paid by the number of pages they produce and read.

We are ‘amateurs’, i.e. fuelled by love and passion, learning as we go along.

This learning exercise around the kidnap of Melissa Laird‘s son by Barnet Council and the dumping of the US mother on a wheelchair by the Home Office ends, for the moment, with a hearing tomorrow morning. We printed the seven documents in the photo – for ourselves, the judge and the other side.

Due to the busy diary of the private barrister employed by the Treasury Solicitor’s Office, the hearing has to take place at 9.30. It could not be adjourned, even though

  1. we were not present at the hearing when the cost order was made for £2,000 and £600;
  2. our Application Notice – prepared by a Star McKenzie Advisor and filed on 22 April – requests the transcript of the hearing in paragraph 15;
  3. I sent nine emails between 15 April and 02 June asking various parties for the transcript;
  4. Belinda did not get a letter telling her about this hearing on 04 June;
  5. I got four letters relating to three hearings.

Will let you know how things go! Meanwhile I shall talk to the angels in my dreams…

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McKENZIE FRIENDS challenged in Court or the Forensics of a Legal Farce

Belinda McKenzie says she’s willing to go to prison to set a sign for the inappropriateness of us being financially penalised for doing pro bono work.

I am beginning to be amused when I read another McKenzie Friend writing about a farce by pink elephants! But when I emailed the Admin Court this morning, I was full of the ‘wrath of god’. It’s just too ridiculous to be taken seriously:

Dear Mr Chowdhury et al,

I have just received two letters dated 22 and 23 May respectively and I have two others of 19 May and 23 May. Altogether, they regard  three hearings:

  • on 23/05/2014 for 0 minutes       [the letter announcing this is dated 22 May!]
  • on 04/06/2014 for 45 minutes
  • on 25/06/2014 for 30 minutes.

As I am in temporary accommodation while health and safety works are being carried out in my flat, the redirection delays my mail. Despite that, I find it impossible to make sense of this way of wasting the court’s time.

Or is this a new method for the courts to make money out of McKenzie Friends – against the spirit of the report by the Legal Services Consumer Panel? Continue reading

WILL LITHUANIA FOLLOW the precedence set by Slovakia, Portugal and Latvia?

This Lithuanian article For drunken past – a terrible punishment for the mother – triggered this blog post:

The Slovakian Government succeeded in getting the two Boor boys returned after demos outside the UK Embassy and significant TV coverage.

A year later, the Slovak TV station produced this subtitled programme, when it learned that the precedence set by Slovakia had not made a difference in the UK:

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GUIDANCE NOTES for writing Position Statements as a way of ‘Taking Stock’

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First Floor at the Statute of John Marshall, quotation from Marbury v. Madison (written by Marshall) engraved into the wall. United States Supreme Court Building. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is difficult to get enough distance from one’s case to write

  • a chronology of events
  • an A4 summary
  • lists of official documents and their relevance
  • an index for a bundle of court documents
  • a press release.

That’s why McKenzie Friends are needed to help, support and assist in a variety of circumstances.

Above all, victims need to be HEARD. Therefore, exposure in mainstream media and online publications matters. But it rarely helps to return children or to win cases and appeals in court.   Continue reading

FROM BRUSSELS Pilgrimage to McKenzie Crusade: in defence of justice for future generations

The first McKenzie Friend was created out of the need for legal help due to the lack of money to pay professionals in 1970.

In 2009 I began acting as McKenzie Friend and web publisher for Maurice J Kirk BVSc. Since 14 October 2013, he has been held ‘on remand’ in HMP Cardiff and asked me to continue to uphold the level of quality for this ‘brand’.

In June 2011 a number of us, including Belinda McKenzie, Maurice J Kirk and Ian Josephs, met at the Royal Courts of Justice to support the Nigerian Musa couple whose five children had been taken by Haringey Police without paperwork in April 2010. Acknowledged to be the worst of all child snatching cases, McKenzie Friends continue to help them since they were imprisoned for seven years!

For the Musa hearing I had produced T-Shirts for ‘McKenzie Angels‘ as supporters for court hearings – with the aid of the late Paulette Cooper. For judges do notice when public galleries are full and even asked us not to take notes in the criminal court of the Musas! Do they know that justice is far from being delivered in their court rooms? That’s why ‘veteran victims’ Maurice Kirk and Norman Scarth have been behind our petition to Abolish the ban on recording court proceedings. Continue reading