The Kings have committed no crime, and yet they have been hounded by the police like common criminals. When you consider how the police turned a blind eye to the sexual abuse of minors in Rotherham, it beggars belief that they should find it necessary to hunt down these loving parents.
What kind of animals are these people who we call police?
It is the medical profession which has acted criminally, by preventing Ashya’s parents from seeking out the best treatment for their son, even after they said there was nothing further they could do for him and that he would die in a few months’ time. Instead, the treatment they did offer, would have fried most of his brain, making death, shortly afterwards, a near certainty, and the remainder of Ashya’s life a living hell.
The police and the medical Mafia have shown no humanity, no compassion. It is they who should be on trial. They have behaved abominably, without humanity. Disgusting. Appalling. Unbelievable!
I say, name and shame all your consultants and doctors, Brett and Naghemeh King. Let the people take justice into their own hands and treat them with the contempt they deserve. UPDATE: The Consultant Paediatric Oncologist who told the Kings that the proton beam therapy would not work, was Dr Gary Nicolin.
If ever there were a reason not to use the European Arrest Warrant, this is it. It has been an exercise of flagrant abuse of power. It shows how EU law can be used to circumvent our own laws. We should not be rejoining the scheme, under any circumstances, whatsoever.
Should the Tories vote to rejoin the EAW let it be yet another reason for not voting for the scoundrels who allow it to happen.
Please sign the petition to release Brett and Naghemeh King and allow them to choose treatment for their son Ashya.
Watch the King family’s vlogs on youtube, here.
UPDATE: I’ve just tried to donate to the Kings via Naveed’s Paypal account, but am told that “Sorry, this recipient can’t accept payments right now”. Is this another example of the police overreaching themselves?
Try donating to firstname.lastname@example.org via Paypal and see how far you get.
The Police need to be in the dock, along with the Crown Prosecution Service and the mindless bureaucrats who were “just following orders”. What will you do about this gross injustice, Home Secretary Theresa May?
You can instead donate via Indiegogo.
UPDATE from Guido Fawkes:
South East UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson is calling for the immediate release of her constituents Brett and Naghemeh King and asking the Home Secretary to question use of European Arrest Warrant. “I call on the Home Secretary to contact the Spanish authorities so that Ashya’s parents are released immediately… Then I would ask her whether she now thinks that pernicious European Arrest Warrant works in the hands of over-zealous policemen in the interests of British citizens?” Quite.
Update 02/09/2014 at 05:34:
“Dominic Grieve, the former attorney general, said: “Separating a very sick child from loving parents is traumatic and appears to be heavy handed. It can only be justified if it enables that child to access immediate and necessary treatment.””
So, Grieve believes that the State should have the power to decide what is in the best interests of the child? Whose child is it, Mr Grieve? Do our children belong to the State, in your opinion? What kind of controlling totalitarian monster are you? Clearly, you and Cameron are part of the problem.
Iva Tatounova, the director of strategy at the proton beam treatment centre in Prague says they are ready to treat Ashya immediately, and deal with the costs later. So why is this not being expedited immediately by Cameron and May et al? The reason is that they don’t want to – that much is clear. Actions speak louder than words, do they not?
Update 02/09/2014 at 08:03:
- The Crown Prosecution Service has stated: “Further evidence is now being provided to the CPS and so the case is under immediate review.” What took them so long? Kier Starmer (CPS) has some serious questions to answer and I hope MPs will hold him to account.
- Campaigners will march on Downing Street today “demanding that the parents of Ashya King are reunited with their desperately ill son.”
- John Cooper commented yesterday in the Guardian that the police “clearly interpreted their duty to act expeditiously as an enforcement arm of medical opinion. This is not their role. “. Quite. And I hope the Kings use part of the monies that have been donated to them to sue the police (and possibly the CPS) and the doctors involved. I would be happy to dig deeper into my pockets to help ensure that this kind of injustice never happens again.
Update 02/09/2014 at 08:30:
At last, some good news: “THE lawyer for the family of brain cancer patient Ashya King says they will sue Southampton General Hospital.
Juan Isidro Fernandez Diaz, who is representing Brett and Naghmeh King, claimed the family will take legal action against doctors.
He said: “They will be taking legal action against the doctors who libelled him in the hospital and they will file a criminal complaint for false detention and libel.””
Update 02/09/2014 at 14:00:
Allegedly, “Doctors who treated five-year-old Ashya King are now considering Proton treatment parents asked for as Boris Johnson puts pressure on prosecutors to drop the case”. I hope that the Kings turn them down flat, and instead opt to have the treatment carried out at the Prague centre, completely independent of the NHS. Don’t put yourselves back under the medical jurisdiction of the NHS medical Mafia, Mr & Mrs King. Don’t allow them to attempt to exonerate themselves – at your expense. Giving the NHS a second chance might even hurt your chances of suing them successfully. These inhuman doctors and bureaucrats do not deserve a second chance, but your son does, so let the centre in Prague help you and let the public fund it out of donations. This is your chance to free yourselves from their overreaching inhumane grasp.
Meanwhile, there is further hope, in that Dan Hannan will be fighting the bureaucrats to overturn the EAW and free Ashya’s parents.
Update 02/09/2014 at 16:00:
Allegedly, prosecutors are “seeking to withdraw the arrest warrant” on the Kings. Why the hell does it take so long? I see that Nick Clegg is eager to jump onto the bandwagon, calling for the Kings to be freed. Where was he yesterday? Once again, Clegg is cynically milking the story for his own ends. He is part of the problem, not the solution. And as for Andy Burnham, he is as bad as Clegg, in my view – an unscrupulous, opportunistic politician who is not to be trusted.
Update 02/09/2014 at 15:39:
“the CPS confirmed in a statement it was taking steps to withdraw the arrest warrant against Mr and Mrs King”.
and the statement said:
“We are now in the process of communicating this decision to the Spanish authorities so that they can be reunited with their son as soon as possible,”
In an interview, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that a cancer specialist was being sent to Spain to offer advice on Ashya’s case.
“There’ve clearly been misunderstandings along the way, but right now we want to focus on getting the right treatment for Ashya,” he said.
I just hope that the Kings do not accept the offer of Hunt’s cancer specialist and will not be tempted back into the government / NHS tent. They need to rid themselves of all government interference – ‘voluntary’ or not – and take matters into their own hands. If it were my son, I would lose no time getting shot of anything to do with the NHS or government-sponsored ‘services’.
Accept the government’s shilling at your peril, Mr & Mrs King – you will end up accepting their terms and conditions and losing control of the situation again. You might even end up jeopardising any legal case you might have against the parties concerned. Check with your lawyer.
Update 02/09/2014 at 20:30:
Ashya King’s parents released from prison as arrest warrant is terminated. Will the government pay for the 5-hour journey the Kings will now have to make in order to see Ashya, thanks to their unlawful detention at the hands of the government? Somehow, I doubt it.
Ashya King’s parents allowed to take him to Prague for treatment – Telegraph. Note the word “allowed”. Whose child is Ashya? The State’s? The Kings have decided that they do not want to return to this country – ever. Good for them. I would feel the same way. But I hope they still sue the doctors and the police for unlawful detention and cruelty, at the very least.
Ashya King’s brain tumour has not grown since surgery, tests confirm – Telegraph. The Kings have been offered schooling for their children, which they have very sensibly refused, preferring to find solutions in Prague or Spain. They have clearly realised that entering into any contract with the UK would give the UK government leverage over them. Good for you, Mr and Mrs King.
- The treatment of Ashya King’s family as criminals on the run was an authoritarian disgrace – Brendan O’Neill, Telegraph
- Parents of cancer boy Ashya refuse to accept extradition request as it is revealed their son was subject of a court care order after they ‘kidnapped’ him from hospital and fled to Spain – Mail
- King Case shows danger of European Arrest Warrant – Diane James, UKIP
- Arrogant doctors and a sinister abuse of State power: Damning opinion of a father who’s spent 20 years fighting to get the best care for his daughter – Ian Birrell, Daily Mail (Excellent article – thank you, Daily Mail)
- Did police break the law by ordering arrest of anguished parents? Officers accused of over-reached powers as lawyers say there is little evidence pair committed any offence – Chris Greenwood, Daily Mail
- Separating Ashya King from parents ‘fundamentally and morally unacceptable’ brain tumour charity says – Sam Rkaina, Mirror
- David Cameron backs Ashya Kings’s parents as senior MPs say they are victims of heavy handedness – Telegraph. Pull the other one, Cameron. If you truly back Ashya’s parents then why have you not already reunited them with Ashya? The truth is, you back the multi-trillion pound medical industrial complex. I wonder how much they contribute to your campaign coffers.
- ‘Proton therapy saved my son’s life’: Mother of boy who survived cancer thanks to treatment being sought by ‘kidnapped’ Ashya’s parents says UK doctors tried to persuade her not to get it – Martin Robinson, Daily Mail
- Ashya King’s parents case under ‘immediate review’ by CPS – BBC
- Petition demanding Ashya King is reunited with his parents to go to 10 Downing Street today – Southern Daily Echo
- Ashya King case: timeline – Guardian
- A tale of cruel bureaucracy that kept parents locked away from ailing son – Gordon Rayner and Bill Gardner, Telegraph. There’s a whole lot more than “cruel bureaucracy” at work here. I strongly suspect that the oncologists and the hospital did not want to lose the monies that will have followed treatment of Ashya. Jeremy Hunt’s sending of an oncologist to the Kings in Spain reeks of the British government bending over backwards to retain the business. This seems to be about money and control.
- MELISSA KITE: How could public servants be so pitiless that they let little Ashya suffer while they ticked their boxes? – Daily Mail
- 04/09/2014: Ashya King’s parents prepare to take him to Prague for treatment – Edward Malnick, Telegraph And yet Ashya still a ward of the State. I hope the Kings’ lawyers will seek to remove this order, pronto. Otherwise, they will still need to ask permission of the State on every issue to do with their son. Unacceptable.
- 04/09/2014: The Ashya King Case Is the Tipping Point for Britain to Re-Assess Its Entrenched, Left Wing Religion: The NHS – Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart London
- 05/09/2014: After all the anguish, now little Ashya is a prisoner of red tape: Five-year-old can’t be moved from Malaga hospital without High Court permission despite need for treatment – Daily Mail
- 05/09/2014: Parents of cancer boy Ashya have until this afternoon to submit care plan to High Court that could lead to them regaining full custody of their critically ill son – Daily Mail