Empowerment Mondays at the Royal Courts of Justice in London are powerful opportunities for victims to unite and dare to ‘come out’ and ‘speak out’.
Melissa’s story is typical for what is unique in the UK: child snatching aka state kidnapping, especially foreigners, sanctioned by courts, parents gagged from speaking out under threat of imprisonment, mainstream media not reporting the truth and children screaming to be heard. Parents are punished without having committed any crime. Forced adoptions take place without their consent.
Deported, imprisoned and beaten for being a parent and Social workers damn us both ways are Christopher Booker’s articles about Melissa Laird in The Telegraph. As McKenzie Friends (lay legal advisors) we visited her in HMP Holloway for nearly two years. We reported: Five mothers on hunger strike which resulted in a gagging order and two journalists being banned from Holloway. We published She wins in Court, but gets beaten up in Prison. One month later, the police interviewed her but no-one got charged.