Free Robert Green who’s been jailed for trying to aid Hollie Greig against elite paedophiles
Friday, 17 February 2012 18:58
Breaking news … Robert Green, one of the most decent people you could ever wish to meet, has been jailed for 12 months as a consequence of his campaign to secure justice for Hollie Greig and a proper investigation (the first) into her claims to have been sexually and violently abused by members of the Scottish establishment.
He has been jailed for a breach of the peace – handing out leaflets. Robert was not convicted by a jury, but by a single judge called Bowen who also delivered the sentence.
We must not let this drop and allow Robert to be forgotten. A terrible injustice has been done here. Robert has apparently asked that people contact this Member of Parliament at email@example.com
Robert Green’s last blog before sentence …
Trial on Friday, 17th February
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Posted by Robert Green at 1:33 PM
This will be my last blog prior to the impending trial.
Since it is difficult to predict what may occur, I would again like to take this opportunity of thanking all of those wonderful people who have supported Hollie, Anne and me throughout this campaign and to those who have attended my many court hearings. To those of you who may be able to come along on Friday, I shall be most grateful and pleased to see you.
My fate is not in the hands of a jury, but of one man, Sheriff Principal Edward Bowen.
Since the trial, it has been discovered that this individual lacked the professional and personal integrity to divulge his relationship, for over ten years, on the board of an organisation with a fellow member who had been cited as a witness for the defence. This relationship on the board lasted until May last year, when Bowen and the cited witness left within 24 hours of each other. Thus, it is reasonable to believe that the two were at least, fairly well acquainted.
Moreover, on Bowen`s intercession, the witness, Elish Angiolini, was prevented from having to attend court and provide answers on oath under cross-examination, hence displaying the prospect of disadvantaging the defence. Given that justice needs to be seen to be done, it would be difficult to argue against the view that Sheriff Bowen was not competent to adjudicate at the trial, owing to a reasonable supposition that a conflict of interest may well be seen to exist.
A formal complaint has been lodged with the appropriate authorities, which has been formally acknowledged today and Bowen will be challenged in court in connection with his failure to disclose. One would hope that under Scottish Law, the requirement to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth in court extends to members of the judiciary.
Bowen`s conduct so far has been instrumental in my having a criminal record inflicted upon me and the prospect of a prison sentence, quite apart from the way my human rights have been persistently breached from the time of my initial arrest.
It may be a good time to note, in comparison, a few examples of how actual sex offenders in Scotland are treated.
This week it was announced that Liam Gibson, described as one of Scotland`s most notorious purveyors of child pornography, was spared a jail sentence despite Lothian & Borders Police discovering 50,000 images of child pornography at his home.
In 2009, Douglas Haggarty QC, a senior member of the Legal Aid Board with the responsibility and influence in deciding if I should be granted legal aid, was found to have committed a sexual act with a 17-year-old male prostitute in the public toilet of British Home Stores, St Enoch Centre, Glasgow on a Saturday afternoon at a time when the store was full of families out shopping. Mr Haggarty was not only spared prison, but was allowed to retain his lucrative job in a position of public trust.
In 2001, when Elish Angiolini was busy covering up over Hollie`s allegations, in an unrelated case, a 22-year-old man who admitted to raping a 10-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy was allowed to walk free. This was reported in The Times and The Telegraph in May of that year. Angiolini was subsequently forced into a public apology for her incompetence. This monumental blunder did not prevent her climbing to the highest office in the justice system.
Then, of course, we can mention the repeated Grampian Police and Crown Office failings over the Hollie Greig case. At the outset, Hollie`s father should have been arrested and had his computer seized, as Dr Frances Kelly`s medical examination, accepted by Grampian Police, supported Hollie`s allegations within three weeks of Hollie first making them in May 2000.
All this may be of some interest when my sentence is announced. In this Kafkaesque country, where right is wrong and wrong is right , the indications are that anyone who exposes police failures and tries to protect children from being raped is likely to be much more seriously dealt with than the actual perpetrators.
The eminent Ian Hamilton QC described the way that Scotland is currently being governed as being akin to fascism. It is an opinion that is not easy to disagree with.
Scotland is a fine country with some of the most decent and humane people you are likely to find anywhere on Earth. It is so sad that its governance has fallen into the hands of a cabal whose members have characters that are diametrically at odds with the best traditions of those of the overwhelming majority of Scottish people.
Thank you all and God bless you.
Compare Robert’s sentence in Scotland with this one of a man convicted of owning 50,000 images of child pornography
No jail for man with child porn
Published on Saturday 11 February 2012 12:38
A WORLD renowned oil industry expert caught with almost 50,000 pornographic photos of children on his computer has escaped a lengthy jail sentence.
Pervert Liam Gibson, 56, avoided being sent to prison after a court heard how he helped police investigating child pornography websites.
The court heard how Gibson was one of the few businessmen in the world who has the experience and knowledge to move oil rigs.
But he also had a secret double life in which he logged on to illegal internet sites to download tens of thousands of indecent images.
Gibson was sentenced to three years’ probation and 150 hours’ community service at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday.
Sheriff James Scott passed the sentence on Gibson after hearing how he provided full co-operation to detectives who are trying to bring online paedophiles to justice.
His defence QC Gordon Jackson told the court: “He has fully co-operated with the police and with the Crown. We know that the police are content with his level of co-operation and with what he has told them.”
Gibson, now of Biggar, Lanarkshire, pleaded guilty last month to charges from May, 2011, of possessing indecent images of children at his then home in Pathhead, Midlothian.
Sentence was deferred for the court to obtain reports.
The former Merchant Navy sailor owns Gibson Marine, which operates throughout the world in transporting rigs to oil fields.
But away from work Gibson would trawl the internet for sickening pornographic images, and used file-sharing software in which he exchanged shocking photographs with other individuals.
He was caught after Lothian and Borders Police raided his Pathhead home in May 2011, and discovered 49,809 indecent images on his computer.
Some of the images seized by police were at level five – the category deemed by authorities to be most serious. However, the overwhelming majority were at the lower end of the scale.
Yesterday, Mr Jackson told the court that his client’s personal life lay in ruins as a consequence of being arrested.
His wife had left him after he confessed to what he was doing. Mr Jackson said that Gibson had became involved in a site which was “like Facebook” for people interested in child pornography. He was able to access images from this website, which wasn’t named in court. The lawyer said his client had attempted to delete the more serious photographs because he didn’t like them.
He added: “He has been very frank and not in the slightest bit secretive.
“He always intended to plead guilty and I have been involved in negotiations with the procurator fiscal from shortly after his first appearance in court.”
Mr Jackson also said that the information that Gibson gave police meant that he was entitled to a significant discount in his sentencing.
Passing sentence, Sheriff Scott said Mr Jackson had persuaded him not to send Gibson to prison. However, he warned Gibson that he would be sent to jail if he accessed internet child pornography again.
He added: “I am persuaded that the most appropriate way to deal with this is to impose a probation order.
“The probation order is for three years. You will also perform 150 hours of unpaid work in the community.”