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March 2014 - Posts

About anything from Warrant for Arrest to our online petition demanding Fair Trials and Compensation, for Maurice and other victims, in the spirit of human rights. For first time visitors, a one-page summary is on a complementary and introductory blog. The latest video of a 12-minute interview with Maurice on Jersey in Dec 2010.

Breaking News:

Political asylum and protection from extradition granted - for the first time since the French Revolution, to a British citizen. See this post here.

     In October 2013 Her Honour Judge Eleri Rees agreed that today's case involving the CPS Barrister Gareth Evans MUST be heard before the harassment/tenants/Rogan trials as she realised that the other three were a consequence of the barrister trial.  The Police clearly set up the tenant situation and of course through the evidence of the independent witness they have dropped that case.
    All three cases caused him to be incarcerated so he has been unable to complete the Civil Action against the South Wales Police.
    Today he has not been allowed access to his legal papers nor his promised computer and will appear via video link which means he cannot talk with his legal support nor collect meaningful paperwork.
    To date he has been held for 3 years (18 months) in prison to do with the harassment case which 14 judges have refused to accept/ignored that as he was exposing a crime under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997  section 3  (a) that it  (the conduct) was pursued for the purpose of preventing of crime

    because the Dr continues to be protected by the courts and has NEVER faced cross examination or even examination on Maurice's case within a courtroom!


    After the summing up by Maurice and then the Judge, the jury retired to consider their verdict in the time honoured fashion.

    Apparently most of the considerstion had already been done as they returned to the court after a mere 22 minutes which doesn't seem to be very long to review the evidence of a trial that lasted into the third week.

    But then, judging from the last two notes passed up to the judge and read out in court, some of them had more pressing matters to attend to!

    The verdict, guilty on both counts.

    The judge adjourned the sentencing untill next week.

  • Maurice in the third week of his trial.

     Today was spent, in large part with Maurice calling his witnesses to testify as to the circumstances surrounding the creation of the Restraining order.

    Three were called to the stand to recount the details of it's creation, or not, that point has yet to be decided by the jury.

    The witnesses were then cross examined by the prosecution but he was really only able to confirm the circumstances as they were recounted.

    More witnesses were required but there seemed to be a dearth, some not able to make it for whatever reasons.

    The Judge has allowed him to call two more for tomorrow morning. It is to be hoped that they will be at the court on time,

    10.00 am start for tomorrow.

    After that the summing up will begin!

  • The EXTREME TEMERITY of a Cardiff Jury to ask for disclosure of PUBLIC DOCUMENTS being court orders and contemporaneous records...

    ...whilst the defendant
    • was given his glasses on the first day of the trial after many requests,
    • has been denied access to his legal papers,including a large consignment of lever arch files couriered to the court on Monday 17th March.
    • not been allowed photocopying facilities,
    • and going without medical attention including pain killers for the whole week despite an untreated prolapsed bowel known to the medical staff.......

    More from Maurice himself in this phone call on Friday at 4.45pm and in the crucial video after his arrest on 14 October 2013.


    Day Five

    continued with the cross examination of the clerk to the court with regard to new paperwork present in the court, after spending hours establishing the points of law the Judge ended the witnesses second turn on the stand just before Maurice could elicit the second contradiction of the serving of the "restraining order" .

    A fresh influx of supporters lent the afternoon a renewed air of hope that justice will prevail.

    There then followed a reading of the transcript of the interview under caution, read by Mr Gunney and Mr Smyth, unfortunately this left little time for much more, as ever the case continues..............


  • Day one, two, three and four of the trial for breaching the R.O. and making threats to damage.

    Well the CPS were not on top form today,

    presentation was approaching the shambolic at one point with various barristers, solicitors and police officers bustling about the courtroom, struggling to play back a tape recording of one of the alleged offences. At one point there was concern that the battery might not last very long! (proper preparation prevents............)

    The opposition was apparently not briefed as well as the money they will undoubtedly charge the public purse would suggest they should have been!

    A bad character application was brought forward against Maurice, which of course, as it turned out, had not even been served on him!

    In turn he requested a pair of reading glasses so that he might peruse it.

    (they do like to rely on pieces of paper that haven't been served)

    This basically means that they would like to use what he has already been convicted of to convict him again! (saves on the preparation they haven't done)

    It also seemed to come as a bit of a surprise to the prosecution that they would actually have to prove that a restraining order existed in the first place! The barrister had to improvise a bit when the judge asked him what evidence he actually had.

    Eventually, a Jury was sworn in and after the Judge explained to them that they were in fact the Law in this case, things moved on a bit and a witness was called to the stand.

    At this point Maurice requested that he might be allowed the sight and use of some of the legal papers that he has been trying to obtain for so long. 

    The Judge then adjourned the trial until tomorrow whilst such papers were listed and sourced.

    The case continues........ 

    Day two was a little more coherent;

    The witness from yesterday finished off her testimony, which amounted to little more than reading the transcript, or was that reading from the transcript?

    Next up was the attesting [sic] and arresting, officer, who, under cross examination, did actually admit, at one point,  That "your arrest was unlawful", this freudian slip was of course quickly corrected but nevertheless, it was said. It will be interesting to see if it is marked as "inaudible" when it comes out in the transcript!

    Talking of freudian slips, the Judge was at one point heard to address the defendant as "Mr Leathly". This caused some momentary consternation before the Judge did it again!!

    Maybe it was one of those day's.

    The last witness of the day, who identified himself as the clerk to the court or the legal advisor, repeated the testiomony he gave the last time they convicted Maurice of breaching the order in another court, before another judge in 2012. The trouble is that last time his evidence directly conflicted with that of another witness to Kirk being served the order, who was the supervising custody officer. I wonder if the second witness will repeat his original testimony as well?

    Of concern in the wider view was the way the original courtroom design has been altered to include the "goldfish bowl" which interferes with the vision of Justice. Far from being an open courtroom where everyone can see (and hear, as it alters the acoustics of the room) everyone else and the administration of justice being done. The room is now divided by a HUGE GLASS DOCK, fully enclosed in bulletproof glass and with more seats than the public gallery, which is now relegated to a corner near the door. To make it even more offensive to the process, the glass partition between the accused and the public gallery is frosted.

    No doubt they are expecting Maurice's enemies to burst in and start spraying gunfire at him in an attempt to save the taxpayer money!

    The clear inference being that the public are not important to the proceedings, when in fact the public are the ultimate authority in the law with the jury their direct and close quarters representatives. To break the line of sight between the two is an act of sacrilege and an affront to the Judicial process.

    Of course the court management would be responsible for the alterations, now who is it that manages the place? Obviously it was our public money that was used to construct this monstrous edifice in the face of justice!

    The case continues tomorrow, 10.30 sharp for those of you that are interested; court four, which is of course the masonic number, the number of the square!

    Day three:

    Well the morning session was a bit uneventful, with lots of waiting around and suchlike.

    It gave opportunity to more closely examine the obstruction to justice in the form of the goldfish bowl in which Maurice is placed every day and which now seems to be in every courtroom in the building, has wales suddenly been transformed into the Italy of the 1970's? when maffia trials put such bullet proof eddifices on TV screens around the world?

    One can understand, perhaps, the need to have one high security courtroom in the building for the occasional dangerous criminal but to make it a matter of course to confine innocent and unconvicted men and women in such degrading tanks is surely an affront to the long and illustrious history of justice in this country!

    There is a principle of EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW, or, as Maurice has made mention of on several occasions, EQUALITY OF ARMS on the battlefield that is the courtroom. The sound amplification system which is now necessary because of the altered acoustics in the room broke down on Monday and necessitated frequent repairs by the court staff. A new system was installed on Tuesday overnight and on Wednesday that too played up all day. It is clearly an impediment to the administration of justice.

    The afternoon brought some developments with the prosecution witness, the supervising custody officer, giving evidence as to how the "restraining order" came to be served on Maurice.

    It was largely a rerun of the original evidence that he gave last time they convicted him of breaching it. In other words it still contradicted the evidence given yesterday by the clerk of the court who said the "R.O" was served on him in the corridor, whilst the supervising custody officer again insisted it was served on Maurice whilst he was in the cell.

    A new development occurred when the Judge ordered him, upon request from the jury, to produce the records that his company holds of the incident "if they still exist", Maurice was heard to comment "I won't hold my breath".

    This of course raises the question of whether it would be safe to convict on such conflicting evidence, another supporter made reference to "the Galbraith principles".

    Another interesting and possibly relevant occurrence was that the court clock stopped, at 14.49.More electronic instability?

    The court will sit again on Thursday morning but not in the afternoon, Friday has also been ruled out for a continuation, something about no judges are sitting on Friday.

    The case will almost certainly run on well into next week, which is convienient, as it will give a chance to attend to those supporters who were unable to make it this week!

    PS. Please note that the video of the Police interview right after the arrest is on this blog post. And here's his sister's witness statement re bail and bail hostels


    Day Four,

    An earlier start and an unexplained change of courtroom was the order of the day. Court two is a much bigger and more open courtroom and much more conducive to the conduct of judicial proceedings. Unfortunately it also sported a large glass fishtank in the middle of the room which again interfered with the acoustic design of the court but at least everyone could see everyone else!

    The witness identified as the supervising custody officer was back on the stand to continue, not so much being grilled as roasted slowly over hot coals. Evidently his training kicked in and his answers consisted largely of "I can't remember".When pressed for a yes or no answer he repeatedly launched into a spiel worthy of the best politicians across the dispatch box. Maybe he should stand for prime minister?

    When questioned about his diary and logs of his working hours he repeatedly denied keeping a diary or logging his time in and out of work, ( you might wonder at that position for a man in charge of a suite full of potentially dangerous men), so did Maurice and proceeded to quote from the witness's previous sworn testimony, where he clearly stated that he kept his own personal diary and logged his times into and out of work! 

    Somewhat instantly the diary in question became the Geo Amy desk diary which was now apparently kept to log everyone in and out, That document has yet to be produced in court.

    What was produced by the prosecution, on the orders of the Judge, was a copy of  the prisoner escort record. Unfortunately the first page was illegible, a fact noted by the Judge who asked for the original to be produced. When asked who had in fact made the entries in the record, the witness again launched into a monologue along the lines of " I do not remember". When asked who was in fact responsible for the keeping of the record he appeared to momentarily forget his job description as Supervising custody officer!

    It was established from this document, that ordinary events like coming into custody, being taken to court, being brought back from court, toilet visits, meal breaks, medicine administration etc, were in fact recorded in meticulous detail, somewhat surprisingly (or not) there was no record of the Clerk to the court visiting the cell block, sorry, custody suite, to serve a restraining order on Maurice. When questioned about this the witness seemed to think that the event was so insignificant as to not warrant an entry in the record, apparently it was less significant than serving Maurice a cup of tea!

    Earlier in the proceedings the Judge had indicated that the witness would be brought back to court on Monday, to continue his cross examination once certain documents had been produced to the court. Towards the end of the witness testimony the Judge appeared to forget this and indicated that the witness would not be coming back next week!

    One has to hope that a rush to judgement is not being made!

    The case continues on Monday......

  • THIS DOCTOR is not registered to practise medicine in the UK, the CPS has no case and MJK has a prolapse

     So much as far as 'breaking news' is concerned:

    • thanks to weird and wonderful connections, it can be revealed that Dr T M W was de-registered on 02 February 2014 which means he doesn't pay for his license, as he doesn't seem to have employment; I leave it to your own level of being a 'conspiracy realist' or theorist to decide how this may have come about and what it means for him, South Wales Police and the General Medical Council and its members, besides the Health Select Committee of MPs who's looking into complaints and raising concerns in the NHS;
    • a most helpful barrister has found a precedent regarding the supposed 'threat' charge and thus the CPS have no case - in theory;
    • Maurice telephoned blogger Butlin on Saturday to report the lack of health treatment regarding his prolapse - as punishment for his hunger strike!

    More later on behalf of HHJ Rowlands who will decide over Maurice's fate in the near future...

  • MIND the 'INTEGRITY GAP': between what they say and what they do

    Maurice refused to come to court this morning? NO!

    At 7am he was told that he'd be in court later. But he was refused a wheelchair, he was refused to be lifted into the van and he was even refused his crutches that were taken away from him, while he was asleep! You can't make it up. Every devious person contributes at every opportunity.

    After he began to eat, he didn't pass anything for 4 days and was in pain, trying to survive with medicines and enemas. He also stopped eating again, for he now wants a document that explains the corruption between Police, Prison, Courts and the Judiciary - preferably from a judge. 

    Maurice was orderd bail on 7 January by HHJ Bidder QC. What has HMP Prison done about it? NOTHING. 

    A letter says that HMP Cardiff will make all sorts of strange efforts to get a laptop to Maurice. But NO COMPUTER has seen him nor the one that we delivered on 24 February. 

    The agenda is clear: Maurice must be kept locked up and ruined - financially and health-wise.

    The culture is also clear: to admit guilt and apologise or to commit crimes to cover mistakes up - it is clearly nobler to do the latter and leave 'justice' to the ultimate judge of consciences. 

    Will the next generation of solicitors and barristers who supported the Westminster demo to Save British Justice and to keep Legal Aid alive this morning, make a difference?

    Meanwhile we made this submission to the Parliamentary Health Committee that opened an inquiry into complaints and concerns in the NHS.

  • He's Eating again - for the Prison's Doctor confirms: no delusional disorder, no brain damage, no cancer!

    It took me a while to recover from the shock of disbelief. Having been told on the phone wasn't enough. I had to see it on paper. After all, he has been trying to get this 'second professional opinion' for four years!

    But here it is, the letter by the same Dr Marnell who didn't want to weigh him, take urine samples or let him have the wheelchair for Monday's visit confirmed: 

    i. There is no evidence that you suffer from PDD (Paranoid Delusional Disorder)

    ii. There is no evidence to indicate that you suffer from significant brain damage.

    iii. There is no evidence that you have cancer. 

    Now then, dear Judge on Monday, how about letting justice prevail? After all, justice must be seen to be done! And there are more and more people watching thanks to the internet! Sir James Munby is even travelling round local courts now following the Pauffley judgement regarding deals between social workers and judges!

    How about investigating deals between Police and Prisons, let alone doctors and the GMC???

    Recommendations by McKenzie Friends wouldn't be needed, if the Rule of Law was operating!



    Filed under:

    You can't make it up, once again: after all the procedures of 'logging into' HMP Cardiff, 'white shirt' officer 056 tells us that 'Maurice refuses to come to the visit'.

    A nice 'gate officer' found out that it was the doctor in the hospital wing who had made the decision not to let him have a wheelchair. I wonder whether she's ever been on a fast for nearly five weeks and how much energy she would have left??? 

    But Norman Scarth cares, the 88-year-old veteran: 

    1. to Dr T W he wrote in 2009
    2. today he writes to Governor Steve Cross, HMP Cardiff. Fax: 0044 (0)2920 92 33 18

    Monday 3rd March 2014

    Sir, I understand that Mr Maurice Kirk, Prison Number A7306AT, currently in your tender care, is on hunger strike.

    Please ensure he receives the document below. IT MAY SAVE HIS LIFE. NOTE: THIS MACHINE DOES NOT ACCEPT INCOMING FAXES.

    Please confirm the document has been delivered to Mr Kirk, by email to:

    To Mr Maurice J Kirk, Currently held captive at HMP Cardiff.

    Maurice, If your hunger strike is a serious one, I urge you to cease. It will achieve nothing. Your childish faith that Britain is run by people with compassion & humanity is touching, but totally wrong. Governor Steve Cross has of course power to release you on compassionate grounds, but the hope of compassion from him or any other prison staff is a futile one.

    Compassion or Humanity are not in their make-up. Nor in the make-up of South Wales Police, their Judicial Mafia pals who put you inside, Court Service staff, Government Ministers, or any of the other Quislings who now rule Britain. THEY WILL SMIRK BEHIND THEIR HANDS AS THEY WATCH YOU DIE OR LEARN OF YOUR DEATH.

    While the rest of the people stay glued to East-Enders, Corrie, or ‘Sport’ – the present day ‘Opium of the Masses’(qv). Convicted of no crime, you are held ‘On Remand’ accused of ‘Breaching a Restraining Order Contrary to the Protection from Harassment Act 1997’. That is one of the worst of the many bad ‘laws’ brought in by the mass murderers & war criminals of the Blair Regime (the ‘Heir to Blair’ is no better).

    SUPPOSEDLY brought in to save women from being murdered by stalkers (often ex-husbands or lovers), it was specifically & cynically designed as a weapon for police to harass law-abiding citizens, & is used by them with enthusiasm (woman are still being murdered by stalkers, just as before)..

    Your captors would have obeyed the orders of King Herod or Judge Jeffries with the same enthusiasm they use to enforce the ‘Laws’(?) of those mass murderers. They remain free to jet-set around the world, while you rot in the ‘Hell-Hole’ which is Cardiff Prison.

    It was Martin Narey, one-time Director General of the Prison Service (no less!) who wrote of “A Litany of Failure & Moral Neglect in HELL-HOLE prisons!"

    It was General Sir David Ramsbotham who spoke on the TV Frost programme of ‘BARBARIC GUARDS’! The General had just been sacked from his post as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons - for doing his job too well - as had his predecessor, Judge Sir Stephen Tumim!

    That was ten years or so ago, but obviously things are no better now. Unable to get more than token improvement, the humane Martin Narey gave up in despair, to become Director of Barnado’s - [to advise on accelerating adoptions!]

    Norman Scarth. WW2 veteran, forced to flee the land of my birth to avoid the same sadistic treatment as being inflicted on Maurice Kirk.