MELANIE SHAW: PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION! WHY IS SHE BACK IN PRISON? WHAT CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED? NONE?

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WHY IS  MELANIE SHAW  BACK IN PRISON??    WHAT CRIME HAS SHE COMMITTED?? see the  first 5 minutes of this video from 16 Febuary:

Azra @PeaceOnEarth222 7h7 hours ago                

 
From earlier:
Victory At Last As Whistleblower Melanie Shaw Escapes Jail
Fight continues to clear her name of arson conviction 

By: Anna Bragga @anna_bragga

 on 12th December 2014 @ 7.11pm
  
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Melanie Shaw with her MP, Chris Leslie, who supported her throughout her prison ordeal

A judge yesterday imposed a three-year community order with supervision on Beechwood Children’s Home whistleblower and abuse survivor, Melanie Shaw, from Sherwood in Nottingham, England.
The sentence, for starting a shed fire and throwing paint on a neighbour’s home, came as a welcome surprise to supporters lining the gallery at Nottingham Crown Court. Some, having observed irregularities in the October trial, had been convinced of a secret agenda to silence the witness to a high ranking paedophile ring.
Agree to mental diagnosis or go to jail: 
For Melanie Shaw, who is still fighting to clear her name through the High Court, it was the best result she could have hoped for, except for one unpalatable condition.
She had to agree to a mental health diagnosis that she’s never had before.
Speaking exclusively to Neon Nettle, she said: “I was told by my legal team to admit you’re delusional and paranoid schizophrenic, otherwise you’re going to jail. And when I got in the dock, that’s what Judge Pert said: ‘If you hadn’t been mentally ill, I’d be jailing you’. Now this is the same judge that stated Operation Daybreak is a conspiracy theory.”
“I’ve been diagnosed as suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from all the rapes as a child. But I’ve not ever been described as being delusional paranoid schizophrenic, ever.”“I’ve done time in prison on remand and on tag – and now I’ve got a three year probation order. There has been a miscarriage of justice.”Supporters react to sentencing:Wilhem Kaiser, who travelled from Peterborough to observe the sentencing, said: “I think it’s a kind of veiled threat. If she goes out of line again, she’ll get sent down to prison. Basically, the judge is making out that because she’s got this mental health issue, she’s not fully compos mentis. Her perception isn’t one hundred percent.”

“There were rumours going around that they’d lock her up over Christmas. I think it’s a reasonable result really.”

Internet TV broadcaster from the UK Column, Brian Gerrish, which spearheaded the campaign to free Melanie from prison, said: “Just looking at it in its crudest sense, we’ve got this child abuse victim who has not been diagnosed by the person who has been looking after her as a psychiatrist for twenty years, who says she’s not delusional, but by a person who visited her in prison for an hour. But to be positive, she hasn’t gone to prison.”

Susan, who travelled up to Nottingham from Watford, commented: “I was very fearful that Melanie would be made an example of, and I’m very, very pleased that she didn’t get put away. Although there are all those conditions, I felt that they were looking for an excuse to be lenient. Because if we’re all sitting there eye-balling them, they can’t say: we agree with you all.”

 
   i   m engaging with the good guys to get justice for the victims of abuse in the care system        melanie shaw© Creative Commons“I’m engaging with the good guys to get justice for the victims of abuse in the care system” – Melanie Shaw

Patricia from Nottinghamshire added: “I was at the trial and for them to turn around and say she’s paranoid schizophrenic I think is well out of order. I’m very pleased that she’s got her own friends around her and her own bed to sleep in now.”“I just wish her all the best. We’ll do anything we can to help her, get herself back together. It’s been terribly traumatic for her.”Grounds for appealing the conviction:The firm of solicitors acting for Melanie Shaw claimed there were no grounds to appeal the arson conviction, but the legally trained advocate who has been at Melanie’s side throughout her ordeal says she identified several.“The prosecution barrister maintained that the fire service took two hours to get the blaze under control but no one came [to the trial] from the fire service to substantiate that,” she said. A Freedom of Information request for 999 and 101 calls to the police on February 1st, the alleged date of the fire, revealed there weren’t any.

“It doesn’t seem that there was any call from the Fire Brigade to the police,” she adds.

“Melanie’s barrister did not call a single defence witness. There was nobody there for Melanie. And yet there are lots of people in the area where she lives, in particular a lady who came to the court saying she wanted to go into the witness box because she has got evidence of a serial arsonist in the area that’s still been committing arson offences while Melanie’s been in prison.”

The judge was seen asleep on a number of occasions during the trial – potential grounds for the discharge of a case in normal circumstances.

“It was all predetermined,” continues the advocate. “He didn’t need to be awake, because he knew exactly what was going to happen. The prosecution barrister, on the last day of the trial spent most of his time playing on his iPad. The complacency there was quite shocking. If you know what’s going to happen, why do you need to pay attention?”

“These are all things that I’ve brought into the grounds of appeal, the fact that there’s an awful lot of information and evidence that wasn’t brought into court.”for melanie shaw  who is still fighting to clear her name through the high court  it was the best result she could have hoped for © WikiMedia

For Melanie Shaw, who is still fighting to clear her name through the High Court, it was the best result she could have hoped for.

“We tried to get a court transcript of the case which the solicitors are legally aided to obtain, but they refused to do that. It was going to cost in excess of £3.5K, which I can’t fund and certainly Melanie can’t fund. So we’ve been unable to get that far.”“There are many more grounds I feel that an appeal could have been made on, but I just haven’t been party to the information to enable me to do it.”Back to work and Operation DaybreakAfter a harrowing three months on remand in HMP Peterborough and six weeks on bail, Melanie Shaw is upbeat, pursuing her dream of setting up a charity to help victims and survivors of sexual abuse.“I’m working now,” she says. “I’m organising the setting up of the Brux Trust and working with senior politicians and other professionals from Nottingham Council including my MP.”She still holds faith in the Nottinghamshire children’s homes police investigation, Operation Daybreak.

“Only a small minority of people are bad, you can’t tarnish them all with the same brush. I’m engaging with the good guys to get justice for the victims of abuse in the care system to ensure Operation Daybreak is transparent because the public of Nottingham want to be told.”

The investigation has faced harsh criticism from survivors and public alike, with some, like Mickey Summers, launching high profile stunts and protests to get their voices heard in their bid for justice.

A spokesperson from Nottinghamshire Police confirmed that Operation Daybreak is a live investigation focused on nine children’s homes. She said: “We have a dedicated team of fully trained investigators with experience in dealing with these types of complex cases working on Operation Daybreak.”

However, no one has yet been charged with any offences in relation to the investigation since it launched in 2011.

“There are a lot of victims who haven’t come forward or claimed damages, or died of overdoses,” says Melanie. “I’ve had to gain access and make the effort to senior officials in my department. I’ve done the footwork.”

Mysteriously she adds: “I know what the truth is, you’ve got to wait and see. I’ve got faith that they wouldn’t want to cover up.”

“The main offender who attempted to murder me is dead, and the one that ran the [Beechwood] building for 20 years is deceased. There’s no reason for Nottingham to lie.”

source:  http://www.neonnettle.com/news/1330-victory-at-last-as-whistleblower-melanie-shaw-escapes-jail

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Hollywood Celebrity Samantha Morton To Meet Melanie
By: Anna Bragga  |@anna_bragga

on 31st October 2014 @ 5.21


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A jury delivered a shock guilty verdict on paedophile ring whistleblower, Melanie Shaw.

A jury delivered a shock guilty verdict on paedophile ring whistleblower, Melanie Shaw, yesterday, accused of starting a shed fire and throwing paint on a neighbour’s home in Nottingham, England. Observers watched with incredulity as Judge Michael Pert QC announced the news, resulting in a conviction of arson – reckless as to whether life was endangered, on February 1, and damaging property on June 26. Sentencing will take place in six weeks following a psychiatric report.An absence of substantive evidence, coupled with irregularities in the conduct of the trial, has reinforced public opinion that Beechwood Children’s Home survivor, Melanie Shaw, is the victim of a carefully orchestrated establishment set-up intended to silence her and protect a high-ranking paedophile ring involved in crimes against children and child abuse – some of whom are said to have been murdered, committed suicide or disappeared without trace.

An orchestrated set-up

The prosecution argued that Melanie had set fire to a shed in revenge for a grudge against a neighbour who had alerted social services resulting in her child being taken away. But, strangely, no records were produced by the court to confirm there was any fire at the Sherwood address on February 1st.

Nottingham Police initially maintained that the fire took place on April 4th, a date which subsequently showed no official records of a fire. The police allegation of Melanie’s involvement in an arson attack on this date was effectively used to imprison her for three months in HMP Peterborough, one of the most brutal prisons in the country, where she was maltreated to the degree that she could barely walk on leaving.

The lay advocate and McKenzie Friend, acting on behalf of Melanie, told Neon nettle: 

“There’s been no evidence from the Fire Brigade about the fire. The evidence is just not there. There’s nothing that proves beyond reasonable doubt that it was Melanie who set that fire.”

Convicted without evidence

A handwriting expert was unable to confirm that that the graffiti on the side of the neighbour’s house was Melanie’s handwriting.

A bag holding the tins of paint had ten fingerprints on it. One, without paint, was claimed to be Melanie’s, while the remainder in paint, have not been forensically examined, according to the lay advocate, who took notes throughout the three-day trial.

Internet TV broadcaster and journalist at the UK Column, Brian Gerrish, who was present on the first day, also told Neon Nettle: “When the paint was thrown, the owner of the house told Melanie that he’d installed CCTV. Melanie said: ‘So since you told me, why would I then go and be recorded on CCTV throwing paint?’ But mysteriously, the day that the paint was thrown, the CCTV wasn’t working.”

The lay advocate, who has been a regular visitor to the prison and spent 24 hours a day with Melanie over the fourteen day bail period, said: “The street that Melanie lives on had been blighted by crimes which were never investigated. I just think Melanie is being targeted to be kept captive, and by keeping her captive their main aim is to keep under wraps everything she knows.”

“My feeling is that they will go to absolutely any cost to keep her quiet.”

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Fellow Beechwood survivor, actress Samantha Morton.
The Judge fell asleep several times during the proceedings, noted by observers as a sign that his mind had been made up from the start. Two jurors were seen asleep during yesterday’s hearing.The lay advocate added: 

“This case has been totally led, and the jury has been totally influenced by the judge. He’s directed them. He actually gave them a sheet of paper with directions on how they need to go forward. It’s all very odd.”
 “Operation Daybreak is a conspiracy theory” – JudgeSeveral observers reported hearing the judge refer to the police investigation into Beechwood as a “conspiracy theory,” just before the jury was about to retire, despite at least ten individuals having been arrested and compensation awarded to a number of victims.Further questions around the Judge have come to the fore since it was discovered that he was involved in a controversial decision to overturn a conviction on an HIV positive predatory paedophile.Gerrish, who got to know Melanie before her arrest on July 10th, said:

“As far as we are concerned, we think we’re very close to the total breakdown of law and order, because the police are obviously totally corrupt, but it extends to courts as well.”

“My opinion is that Melanie is a truthful witness and I’m absolutely going to stand by the position that this woman has been silenced for one reason – to cover up the widespread abuse of children in Nottingham.”

A psychiatric report produced in the court said Melanie had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. To the many supporters who have been writing to her in prison, this will be hard to swallow.

“I think the prison is totally responsible for her current mental health,” added the lay advocate.

 “It’s been clear to me during the time I’ve been with her, that they’ve been gradually destabilising her. There’s been a massive impact with them messing about with her medication, not giving her full prescription medication as and when she’d ordinarily have it. That adds all sorts of consequences to a person’s functioning and mental health. I think that her treatment within that institution is totally responsible for her current state of mind. They’ve gradually broken her down. I think they’ve been part of a plan to do that.”

Actress Samantha Morton to meet Melanie Shaw

The vast swathe of public support rooting for Melanie Shaw’s release, now stronger than ever, has reached into the glittering circles of showbiz, and the orbit of fellow Beechwood survivor, actress Samantha Morton.

Morton has already been in contact with Melanie, said the advocate, and asked to see her in prison. 

“I don’t know how they are going to meet, to be honest. I know that Samantha Morton is doing another film, and she said Nottinghamshire police have been giving her a horrific time. They’ve been interviewing her again. She said the way they treat you is quite horrific.”

Another Beechwood survivor who stepped forward, the brother of one of Melanie’s friends, tried to commit suicide several times, because each time he went to the police and gave a statement they insisted he goes for a three-month psychiatric assessment. The psychiatric assessments took him to the brink of suicide each time.

It’s happening to others, says the advocate,

“each time anybody tries to come forward, and put in the public domain exactly what did happen to them as abused children, they are closed down. They didn’t have a voice when they were a child, and now as adults, they’re trying to raise awareness about it, and they are stopped.”

VIDEO: The Funeral of Nottingham City Council Paedophile Ring

 

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This petition will be delivered to:

Justice Secretary

Rt Hon Chris Grayling

Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police and Rt.Hon Chris Grayling (Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police)
MELANIE SHAW IS A VULNERABLE ADULT WHO HAS BEEN IMPRISONED EVEN THOUGH THE POLICE AND PROSECUTORS HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO BRING ANY EVIDENCE AGAINST HER IN COURT. SHE IS FRIGHTENED AND SUFFERING IN A PRISON WHICH HAS A BAD NAME FOR BULLYING, AND SHE HAS BEEN REMANDED THERE DESPITE NO EVIDENCE BEING PRODUCED AGAINST HER.OPINION IS THAT SHE HAS BEEN IMPRISONED DUE TO BEING AN ABUSE VICTIM AND AND WITNESS AT A LOCAL COUNCIL RUN CHILDREN’S HOME, BEECHWOOD, IN NOTTINGHAM
Here is a quote from the UK column’s report on the matter: Members of the public present at the hearing in Nottingham Crown Court on Friday 25th July 2014, described a muddled hearing in which the prosecution simply failed to present evidence, despite the Judge prompting them with references to a finger or palm print. In what was described as a fumbling statement to the Judge, the prosecution excused the lack of evidence and promised it would be available ‘shortly.’ Despite the absence of evidence against her, her status as a vulnerable abuse victim and her importance as a key witness to widespread child abuse, the Judge was happy to place Melanie on remand, at a prison in which she has already suffered bullying, strip searches, denial of her NHS medication and disorientation through repeated relocation between cells.
The rest of the report can be read here: http://www.ukcolumn.org/article/abuse-witness-melanie-shaw-remanded-no-evidence-presented
Considering the fact that Melanie Shaw has not been charged with anything, and is vulnerable, leaving her in prison, where she is being bullied and is in fear, is completely unjust and uncalled-for and is putting her at risk and harming her mental health.


There are widespread concerns that this shaky and unrealistic trial and imprisonment have been put together because Melanie is an abuse survivor and witness of abuse at Beechwood Children’s Home in Nottingham.

And, if she is left in prison and continues to suffer, her deterioration may be used against her to discredit her. It is inevitable that a vulnerable adult will be frighted and under stress in an environment such as the one she is in, and as a result will deteriorate, especially as it appears she is not being treated well or well cared for, and the reality is, she should not be in prison for months when she hasn’t been charged with anything.


It is extremely common for police and authorities to have little understanding of the distress and trauma that abuse survivors go through and to use such distress against the survivor and treat them as if they are seriously mentally ill and label them as such. I understand this may be what is happening or will happen in Melanie’s case, and this may be why the police and courts excuse putting her in prison without charge, but the reality is, even if she was seriously mentally ill, prison is NOT a suitable environment for someone who is seriously mentally ill to the point of needing to be locked in, it is a place where any such illness would only get worse, and, mental illness is not a crime to be punished in such a way.

 

There is no excuse for Melanie Shaw’s imprisonment and there is no excuse for the way the police and authorities have treated her. She is a vulnerable abuse survivor not an evil offender, and she needs to be released and return to some normality in her life before the harm done becomes irreparable.

Here is another article on Melanie’s case, written by ‘We are change Edinburgh’:


http://wacedinburgh.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/abuse-witness-melanie-shaw-remanded-no-evidence-presented/
There is no doubt in the eyes of the public that things are very amiss with the handling of this case, and that as a result, a vulnerable adult is imprisoned, suffering at risk, when if she has not been charged, the best place for her to be, for her own wellbeing, is at home.  

Please join us in asking for Melanie Shaw to be freed. Please sign the petition.

Thank you.

Letter to
Justice Secretary Rt Hon Chris Grayling
Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police Nottinghamshire Police and Rt.Hon Chris Grayling (Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police)
Free Melanie Shaw

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