This photo appears on Maurice’s post that describes the situation that Norman Scarth finds himself in: 6 months solitary confinement for having audio recorded a court hearing.The punishment certainly does not fit the crime. Patrick Cullinane was given four months for the same ‘crime’.
You can use Email a Prisoner mentioning Norman’s prisoner number A1903CF.
You can phone the Governor of the Prison Rob Kellett on 0113 203 2600.
And you can come to the demo:
FREE NORMAN SCARTH DEMONSTRATION
ALL HANDS ON DECK REQUIRED TO SUPPORT THE RELEASE OF WWII NAVY VETERAN, AND POLITICAL PRISONER, NORMAN SCARTH
There will be peaceful and lawful demonstration and rally in support of decorated World War II veteran, 85 year old Norman Scarth. Norman was imprisoned for six months on July 25th 2011 for making a recording of a court hearing. Norman’s barrister apologised on Norman’s behalf when Norman returned to court, but he was sentenced to an excessive six months in a prison for serious offenders, regardless. Since then, he was only allowed one phone call, and is being denied all visitors; his conditions could be described as torturous as he been denied exercise.
He has been told that either he walks for a full hour or not at all. He is unable to walk for a full hour – he is an 85 year old man with health problems. He is cold at night and sleeps in his clothing.
We feel the sentence is excessive, cruel, and inhumane for an 86 year old man with health problems, who has been fighting for our freedom, not only during World War II, when his heroic acts helped keep Britain free, but on a regular daily basis for many, many years, with his efforts to bring truth, justice, and transparency into the UK Courts and legal system and to highlight the corruption. It is a serious human rights issue.
Leeds Prison is a prison for serious offenders. Whereas, once, the demographics of this prison were predominantly that of serious offenders in their 30s, the population is now dominated by senior citizens. Who is sending them there?
Norman has been fighting for our freedom and now we have to fight for his! It is imperative that there is a massive turn out.
TIME: 10.00 a.m.
DATE: Saturday, August 13, 2011
2 Gloucester Terrace, Stanningley Road
West Yorkshire LS12 2TJ
Paid parking on site.
the Double-Decker Demonstration Bus from 43 Main Street, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7NJ. Map:
There is plenty of street parking. Look for the big red bus. Bus leaves sharp at 7.00 a.m. and can pick up people enroute, if prearranged with Paul Talbot-Jenkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bring placards to support the release of Norman Scarth, and video cameras if possible.
For information on how to reserve a seat on the bus, or make a donation regardless, contact Paul Talbot at email@example.com. There is a donation request of 5 to 10 pounds towards expenses. Donations can also be sent by Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can put it on your credit card and it will be transmitted instantly, and with complete security via Paypal. www.paypal.com
Any surplus will be given to Norman for his comfort fund while in prison, or whatever he may need. He has to pay for every phone call and many other things. Please help Norman in any way that you can. Donations can also be mailed to Paul Talbot at 43 main Street, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7NJ.
For more about Norman Scarth, please see the following:
MAGNA CARTA DAY – Leeds 15th June 2011
Norman Scarth fighting for Liberty & Freedom!!
- Open letter and Formal Complaint from Norman Scarth – 85-year-old WWII Veteran and Prisoner (victims-unite.net)
- Appealing on behalf of WWII Veteran Norman Scarth – a passionate plea and accusation from Canada (victims-unite.net)
- Letters: The Inhumanity of Solitary Confinement (nytimes.com)
- Email THE Prisoner No. A1903CF in Leeds Prison: WWII Veteran Norman Scarth (victims-unite.net)