Great letter to MP by Adrian

Dear Karen Lumley MP,

I am encouraged that you express an interest in human rights with a particular focus on “women and girls”.

Are you as an MP prepared to “make a difference” in the case of the continued abuse and torture of a British woman Melanie Shaw ?

“If the human rights of women and girls in Afghanistan are not front and centre of peace negotiations, it will be an absolute tragedy.” .. Karen Lumley

As political prisoner and UK govt torture victim Melanie Shaw was first persecuted and then incarcerated in a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and silence her whilst your appointed PM Theresa May held the office of Home Secretary I see little point in asking you to raise this issue with her.In the public interest  I suggest you raise the matter with the present incumbent and ask a police force outside the Nottingham area to launch a criminal investigation.


Are you not ashamed at being a member of the same organisation as Theresa May  ?

It is clear that our nation has no shortage of enemies far closer to home than Moscow although the techniques employed are straight from the Soviet text book.

sincerely Adrian Waller


Secret Court Hearing – UPDATED


| Friday, 13th January 2017

On Wednesday 11 January 2016, Melanie Shaw, the whistleblower on the horrific abuse of children which occurred at the then county council-run Beechwood Children‘s Home in Nottinghamshire in the late 1980s, was given a two-year custodial sentence in a secret court hearing.

The nature of the charge against her is unclear and that information is refused when requested of court staff. The case took place late yesterday morning but it did not appear on any court lists until the hearing was past.

Melanie Shaw did not appear in person in court for this hearing, which was conducted by video link from her prison, as has also been the case with previous of her court ‘appearances’. She states that without fail, whenever in the past she has given testimony by such video link, she has been cut off on the pretext that “you were shouting”, which she denies.

The effect of this is to prevent her testimony from going on the court record, as well as to prevent her as defendant from hearing certain deliberations and assertions being made in the courtroom.

In addition, UK Column News is very confident that at this particular secret hearing, no member of the public was present, and particularly not any of the supporters who have been following Melanie Shaw’s case very closely. The public is therefore entirely dependent on any transcripts—accurate and complete or otherwise—which may be produced in order to find out what was said at the hearing.

Inline images 3Time already served by Melanie Shaw in prison on remand, namely 11 months, mostly in solitary confinement, does not appear to have been set against the two-year custodial sentence imposed yesterday.

Melanie Shaw is one of the few child abuse whistleblowers who is prepared to name politicians as having been among the abusers of her fellow inmates, some of whom she asserts were murdered on site at Beechwood. Her reminiscences date from 1987, in which year the Cabinet was constituted of these politicians until the general election that May and of these politicians thereafter. (This does not constitute an allegation by UK Column News that any particular Cabinet minister at the above links was an abuser.)

Melanie Shaw’s correspondence address in prison is:

Melanie Shaw
HMP Foston Hall
Uttoxeter Road
DE65 5DN
United Kingdom

It is advisable if writing to Melanie Shaw to use a card or light letter containing no stamps, blank paper, return envelopes, money or any other objects. These are highly likely to be confiscated, potentially together with the letter or card itself.

Update 13th January 2017

Definition of terms: By “secret court hearing”, UK Column News means:

(a) a court hearing not listed until after it took place;
(b) a court hearing whose outcome (i.e. of what alleged crime Melanie Shaw has been convicted) is withheld from the public on request, to the puzzlement of some court staff themselves.

By these two definitions, UK Column News is quite confident in describing Melanie Shaw as a political prisoner.



One Response to “Great letter to MP by Adrian”

  1. sovereigntea says:

    Peter Tosh ( Assassinated 11 September 1987 )

    Jah Say No ! (Lyrics excerpt)

    Must righteous live in pain and always put to shame
    Jah say no (Jah, Jah, Jah say no) Jah Jah say no (Jah, Jah, Jah say no)
    Must they be found guilty and always get the blame
    Jah say no (Jah Jah Jah say no) Father (Jah Jah Jah say no)

    He’s gonna tear down the walls of downpression
    Drive away transgression
    Clean up the corruption
    Set the captives free

    He will not give I and I more than I can bear
    Jah say no, Jah say no
    He will not make Lucifer get your soul to smear
    Jah say no my Father say no

    Him a go tear down the walls of Babylon
    Clean up the corruption corruption
    Drive away transfression
    Rule equality

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