Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Winston Matthews is a political prisoner
Winston is apolitical prisoner and his incarceration brings shame on UK justice, UK courts and the UK Government.
His probation officer saying that he ' she has been asked to keep an eye on Winston is first a breach of confidence and secondly, well that is part of the job of being a probation officer.
The "joke" is: if Winston does all his time without probation he will be as "free" as the rest of us - free to break the law and free to get locked up despite harming nobody - he will be able to move about, go abroad, seek employment where he chooses, live with whom he can - he will have greater freedom than if he is released sooner on probation and risks re-arrest.
I believe NORML UK, ENCOD and other groups and activists should start to make more noise that Winston is a political prisoner