NB: No doctor was present at his "trial!"
Th UK is fast becoming a criminal fascist state!
Personal Report - George Farquar
I have spoken on the telephone three times during the last hour or so to George Farquar, on the patients' telephone in Redwood Ward, in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, which is +44 131 537 5816. George welcomes calls of encouragement. Why not call him yourself?
George tells me that there was no expert psychiatric evidence whatsoever offered at his show trial at Edinburgh Sheriff's Court on Friday, with the sole exception of a single letter from a psychiatrist allegedly received by the sheriff, which letter was not read out in court.
George confirms that he was not represented by his own solicitor, who turned up at the court on time to represent George, but by a different solicitor, whom the court imposed upon George, whom George did not want.
Apparently, the sheriff took the unusual step of making a section 62 order when no one was asking for this, and when no psychiatric evidence had been offered that could be tested by cross-examination.
The use of section 62 of the Mental Health Act means that only a specific politician, the Secretary of State for Health, can now set George free (unless, I suppose, a legal appeal successfully establishes that the judge wasn't entitled to make the section 62 order in the first place, an avenue that George's solicitor will now explore). George says that the psychiatrist who wrote the letter is also very unhappy about the use of the "political" section 62, because of his inability to set George free himself.
Even the psychiatrist has now to depend upon the decision of a government minister if George is ever going to walk out of his "prison". (You could say that George is now a political prisoner.)
George seems to be in remarkably good mental shape, for someone recently sentenced, in effect, to life imprisonment, who is on temporary hunger strike, and who is being regularly battered by the nursing staff, in order to force upon him him injections of drugs that he has not consented to receive.
George has confirmed that he would like there to be a FREE GEORGE campaign.
He has commended Duncan as his right hand man. Duncan's email address is email@example.com .
I have passed Eleanor's message to George, that she has salvaged some of his web pages, as has the Boycott Brazil site.
George will be pleased for any of us to pray for him. His morale is high.