As some of you will already know, ROBERT GREEN IS FREE! That is to say, after 96 days on remand he has been released at last from Perth Prison on bail and he returned home to Warrington yesterday afternoon.
Bail was in fact granted at the 4th time of asking by Sheriff Fleetwood last Friday but in a final bit of vindictiveness characteristic of this whole unjust fiasco the Grampian/Aberdeen Procurator Fiscal’s office appealed against the Sheriff’s decision, meaning that Robert had to suffer 5 more days of being locked up until the Appeal could be heard. Mercifully the High Court in Edinburgh overruled the PF’s objections and at last Robert could leave prison, albeit under extremely tight bail conditions pending his return to Aberdeen for trial on 30th May.
Thank you to all who signed and helped circulate this Petition and I hope I may take the liberty of staying in touch with you as the story of Hollie Greig, Anne Greig and Robert Green continues to unfold. As testimony to the level of public interest it has generated over the last 5 years of being a very public issue, albeit to date mainly on the internet, you might be interested to know that in the past few days news has come through that a British Parliamentarian has nominated Robert Green for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Here is an excerpt from the letter written to the Nobel Committee by the dignitary whose identity is being withheld momentarily but will be known in due course:
I am a British Parliamentarian and I am writing to nominate Mr. Robert Green for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Robert Green is a British children’s rights campaigner who has been actively involved for several years in challenging the failure of the police in Scotland to properly investigate the extensive child sex abuse allegations of Hollie Greig, a young woman with Down’s Syndrome who was allegedly sexually abused as a child by a large and organised paedophile ring.
Especially in the wake of the revelations about Jimmy Savile and his extensive child sex abuse in the UK which the authorities failed to thoroughly investigate, over the last few years there has been growing awareness of the need for the UK authorities to take child protection and the investigation of child sex abuse allegations much more seriously.
Robert Green has sacrificed his personal finances, job, reputation and freedom in his ongoing campaign to have the Hollie Greig case properly investigated. The Aberdeen Police in Scotland who should be thoroughly investigating Hollie Greig’s child sex abuse allegations have instead repeatedly arrested Robert Green and twice raided his house in England and seized his property without returning it.
Even as I write this nomination letter Robert Green is in prison in Scotland, having been arrested for at least the third time by the Aberdeen Police on 13 February 2014. These repeated arrests have been despite the fact that all that Robert Green has campaigned for is for the Aberdeen Police to do their job and properly investigate Hollie Greig’s allegations of child sex abuse. A matter of great urgency since whoever abused Hollie Greig is likely to be still extensively abusing other children.
Hollie Greig is originally from Aberdeen, Scotland and has named at least 22 people who allegedly sexually abused her since she was a child and these alleged abusers include head teachers, social workers, a senior police forensics officer (since deceased) and a judge. She also named 7 apparent victims of these alleged abusers.
The Aberdeen Police have so far refused to properly and thoroughly investigate the Hollie Greig case, only interviewing at most just 2 of the 22 named suspects and not even bothering to check their computers for possible possession of child pornography images as is normally done with suspected child sex abusers. Aberdeen Police have also refused to interview any of the victims named by Miss Greig.
This disturbing pattern of repeated arrests of Robert Green by the Aberdeen Police suggests that the arrests are a means of obstructing and stopping Mr. Green’s campaign for the abusers of Hollie Greig to be brought to justice.
Contrast the speed and intensity with which the Aberdeen Police have pursued cases against Robert Green with their sheer reluctance to interview the suspects and victims named by Hollie Greig. Consider also the fact that if Hollie Greig’s allegations are true then there is a fairly large number of child abusers who are left free to continue abusing other children in and around Aberdeen and perhaps further afield.
This is not just an issue for Scotland since children’s rights are universal but also because paedophiles travel extensively across borders in search of victims. To protect children from abuse is to protect our future because children represent the future of nations. Safeguarding and nurturing children also helps to ensure both present and future peace and stability in society and thus also between nations.
Children are also the responsibility of the entire community, not just their parents and Robert Green has set a sterling example of sacrificial care and devotion for the security of children by his relentless campaign for the Hollie Greig case to be properly and thoroughly investigated by police and his general active support for child abuse coverups to be publicly exposed. Child Protection is one of the very urgent and challenging issues of our times, whether protecting children from sexual exploitation and sex trafficking or protecting them from sexual abuse by getting law enforcement agencies to perform their duties diligently and professionally to protect children and apprehend their abusers.