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Peaceful assembly is a right that the law should FACILITATE, not criminalise

I’m commenting upon this story in today’s P&J.

Press & Journal: Aberdeen indy march organiser to face criminal trial over accusations safeguards were not sought

Peaceful assembly is a right that the law, the police and the courts should facilitate, not criminalise, nor witch-hunt, nor act as the jealous SNP’s Gestapo.

Apparently, the SNP leadership hates the very idea of someone other than themselves, the SNP leadership, organising a pro-independence event.

Apparently, the SNP leadership have decided to make an example of the All Under One Banner march organisers and the Scottish Government have tasked, by a nod and a wink, the Crown Office to prosecute Gary Kelly.

Why? Simply because the SNP leadership tell lies – they don’t actually support “independence for Scotland or for Scots”.

What the SNP leadership do support is independence for themselves as a Scottish government to dictate to and to enslave Scots, to take Scots as political prisoners whenever they feel hatred towards someone for expressing their own political views, which the SNP leadership can easily do as the devolved government of Scotland, because the Queen lets her ministers do whatever the hell they want to do and that’s why Sturgeon is so happy to welcome the Queen to Scotland or indeed to Holyrood.

So we are seeing another example of the Crown Office acting as the SNP’s Gestapo, which is particularly outrageous in this case considering what a great success the march for independence in Aberdeen in August 2019, which I was at, was, as I reported at this time in my blog.

Peter Dow, August 2019, March for Scottish Independence

There was no problem that I could see with any of the march and so it looks very much like politically motivated and vindictive for the SNP Scottish Government to misuse the Crown Office to try to take as political prisoner the organiser of that march. This is not in the public interest. This is very much against the public interest, in my opinion.

Sturgeon has recently appointed the SNP Deputy Leader, Keith Brown, as Justice Secretary.

Keith “Brownshirt” Brown

All Under One Banner had been prosecuted before now while Humza Yousaf was Justice Secretary and Useless said nothing to help justice –
The National – Independence march organiser jailed for 72 days over Glasgow event
– and it looks like prosecuting Scottish independence march organisers is Brownshirt’s idea of “Justice” too.

Prosecutions are not the direct responsibility of the Justice Secretary but of the Lord Advocate. We know that James Wolffe is stepping down but the Scots urgently need a Lord Advocate with the wisdom to act in the public interest, someone like Aamer Anwar, for example.

However, the Justice Secretary has a duty to speak out and say when a prosecution is manifestly unjust, malicious or politically motivated, as this prosecution certainly is. Yousaf failed in his duty and now Brown is failing in his duty too.

The SNP leadership are increasingly misbehaving in government as Quisling Nazis, loyal to the Queen but disloyal to the people of Scotland who elected them to represent us, not enslave us.

I call on the First Minister to release ALL of her political prisoners, please.

DON’T be a Nazi, First Minister. It doesn’t suit you, or the Scots.

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To all MSPs: Please help free political prisoners in Scotland

Dear MSP,

Congratulations on your election (or re-election).

Perhaps it was easy enough for you to avoid being taken political prisoner on this occasion? All you had to do was to swear or to affirm your allegiance to the Queen.

Had you refused to do so as a matter of political conscience, you could have been arrested as a political prisoner, not today, but after a couple of months of turning up to the Scottish Parliament and refusing to utter those required words.

For others in Scotland, it is not so easy to avoid being taken political prisoner, being held in a police cell or in one of Her Majesty’s Prisons. It’s not easy for those of us with a sense of duty to the truth, to our conscience, to keep quiet when we feel we should speak up or write and publish, perhaps to save the life of someone who is not the Queen but whose life is worth just as much.

I would very much appreciate you doing all you can as an MSP to ensure that the Scottish Government does its duty to make sure that the police, prosecutors and courts do not take any more political prisoners and release those they have already taken as political prisoners.

The Scottish Parliament budgets about £3 billion a year for “public order and safety” but not all of that money is properly spent. Some of that money is misspent on the taking of political prisoners, some of whom are scientists, like me.

It is important for MSPs to speak out against the taking of political prisoners, to say that it is “unjust”.

MSPs cannot credibly duck their collective political responsibility for the actions of the police, prosecutors and courts in Scotland, ruled as part of the United Kingdom of the monarch to whom you have all just expressed your allegiance to, governed by the Scottish Government whose First Minister MSPs elect.

I note that only the other day that Whistleblower Craig Murray Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison Over His Reporting On Former Scottish First Minister’s Trial.

I had little interest in that trial as it seemed to me to be a bit of a Punch and Judy contest played out in the courts between the former and current First Minister, a politically motivated prosecution, but my interest has now been attracted by the court’s expressed intention to take a political prisoner and for a term of imprisonment far longer than anything I have ever had to endure, as I document on my Political Defence Blog.

The contempt of court finding of Craig Murray is all, so the lawyers say, something to do with “Jigsaw Identification” but I put the pieces of the political puzzle together in such a way as to hold to account the First Minister for her misgovernment that is allowing the taking of political prisoners.

Play the “Jigsaw Identification” puzzle!

The jigsaw image to put together is this one.

Some of the text of my email sent this afternoon to all Members of the Scottish Parliament, newly elected in May 2021.

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