ms. jane southgate | 09.08.2003 14:35
why i ask myself .. why have the british govt. gone out of their way to seek their freedom.. after all they had gone through the saudi justice system..they were found guilty .. and had received their sentences ..
why then are they being repatriated.. and why has our govt. worked so hard for them?
we are told that they claim to be innocent .. they were there just as a matter of chance .. coincidence .. and the charges were trumped up .. but thats what they would say .. wouldnt they?
why should we believe them .. what were they doing in saudi arabia after all .. and why arent we outraged that these criminals have been sent packing back to britain .. where are the headlines in the daily mail etc .. dont we want criminals to pay the full price of their crimes ?
yet in another part of the planet there are 9 detainees held without charge .. for 18 months .. without any legal representation .. they are known to be tortured, they are known not to be receiving their rights under international law .. they have been sentenced as guilty by the judge before any trial has taken place ..
they are there because the americans offered a $4000 bounty for each so called 'al qaeda' operative .. picked up on the say so of crooks and chancers that are making a quick buck.. these men are being decribed as the most evil dangerous .. and terrorists ..
and yet they have not been tried and the claims against them are made anonymously ..
yet our govt. is encouraging this abuse of justice .. are encouraging the unfair due process .. our govt. wont allow their repatriation for fear of receiving a fair trial in this country .. and that they will be freed ..
and our media are ready to condemn these thus far innocents as guilty without any hard evidence .. the banner headlines have already been written .. ..
curious isnt it ..
ms. jane southgate