How often have I been to HMP Holloway now? Anything between 12 and 20 times, I think, seeing three different ‘inmates’. All mothers whose children were taken. What turns these grieving mothers into ‘criminals’? I am told that even Baby P’s mother could see him when she was in prison. But these mothers are helpless, while the child snatching wheels are grinding towards forced adoptions.
Melissa has not seen her then 4-year-old boy since December 2011, when she was arrested by Spanish Police – for supposedly having abducted a child from the UK: either her own son or somebody else’s. For she is allegedly somebody else which she denies. Therefore she started a hunger strike 16 days ago. Since then she has been joined by four other women, one of them Russian.
If anybody was interested in the truth and nothing but the truth, a DNA test would have clarified the ‘abduction’. But the more cases I hear about, the more I realise, there is only one intention:
for Social Services to snatch children and to find whatever pretext and reason for keep them from their parents
for the legal system to sanction what they are doing – be it lawyers or judges
for prisons to play along – mainly by not ‘producing’ prisoners to court hearings
and ideally to deport foreigners and keep their children in the UK.
The shocking truth is that lies are being invented all along, e.g. the prisoner supposedly “refused” to be produced.
For me, the even more shocking truth is ‘institutionalised hypocrisy’:
the welfare of the child is of the utmost importance – that’s why Melissa was refused bail, i.e. she has to stay in Holloway, even though her ‘sentence’ finished on 30th June. Who cares? Nobody takes note of her health, given that she was on her 16th day of hunger strike, when she even doesn’t drink.
Four women have joined her. One of them is Russian. I am told that a large proportion of all mums are foreigners. At least 10 of them are Nigerians.
Who takes notice???
Today I took a journalist along who had been recommended by John Hemming MP.
You are invited to write to whoever can also draw attention to women whose right to family life has been seriously violated. But who cares???
Do people join the dots between Social Services ‘supplying’ children and paedophiles abusing them???
- Out in 2007: Family Court Hell – 1 Father, 133 hearings and 33 judges => Fathers 4 Justice (victims-unite.net)
- The Savile scandal is about children, not overpaid TV executives | Suzanne Moore (guardian.co.uk)
- The worst scandal I have seen in my 50-year career (telegraph.co.uk)
- From The Child’s Mouth (wordsaver.wordpress.com)
- The following is a copy of my email to The United Nations Human Rights Watch re: the Hunger Strike in magHaberry. (fiannaiochta.wordpress.com)