Monday, 27 April 2009

Freedom of speech

from bbc jersey

States to debate victim 'freedom'

Jersey politicians are to be asked to allow victims of child abuse to talk about their experiences.

Senator Stuart Syvret is asking the States to guarantee that, in future, it will not "seek, offer or impose" any confidentiality clauses on victims.

The police are investigating claims of child abuse in Jersey from the early 1960s to 1986.

The proposed projet, or motion, is expected to be debated in the States this week.

Mr Syvret said the projet was necessary to make sure child abuse victims were free to speak out, regardless of any legal compensation agreements which may be reached in future.

It quotes Article 10 of the Human Rights Act which states that "everyone has the right to freedom of expression".

If the States agree to adopt the proposal, victims of child abuse in cases where the abuser has been found guilty would also be free to write books about their experiences and take part in public debates.

My View.

I will be very surprised if this gets through, maybe its a reflection of my complete distrust of the states, maybe its that they and their puppets have continually strived to rubbish the victims and their steadfast denial of whats staring them in the face.

If its true that they have 'offered' compensation ensconced in 'gagging' deals they should be ashamed but moreover the public of Jersey should be asking what it is that the states don't want them to know?

As I have said in a previous post, no amount of money can make up for what happened and given the choice I would rather people knew the truth of what was happening under their noses than take money to 'go away'.


  1. Ozzy.

    As you will well know our goverment rely on gagging orders in order to survive. I would love to know how many people on this island have been duoed, bullied and intimidated to sign gagging orders in the past.

    This propsisition doesn't stand a cats chance in hell of getting voted in by the States. The abuse survivors need to be gagged at any cost.

    Our Oligarchy just cannot comprehend that the truth will out, they will be getting exposed to the world and the victims will get justice.

    Keep up the fight for truth. Far from these horrible atrocity's going quietly away, they will be staying in the public domain for a long time yet...........believe me!

  2. It's kind of funny, really, abuse VICTIMS having to go cap in hand to these bad old boys for permission to exercise theit democratic right. It reminds me of Dickens, of Oliver Twist, asking for a little bit of gruel.

    Dickens would be lapping this up!

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