Friday, December 21, 2012

Formal complaint to the United Nations

Yesterday we complained to the United Nations pursuant to Article 19 (freedom of expression) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – yesterday too the N4CM website was attacked (see previous blog). Nonetheless, today we have been cut off the internet twice. We are now up to 306 internet cuts since 19 April, the day our live-in landlady, human rights activist Belinda McKenzie, was forced to withdraw her claim for possession of our flat due to the “wrong information” she provided the court, to quote from an email of hers later that day. Belinda was subsequently granted an accelerated possession order with effect from today despite having provided the Court with exactly the same wrong information on 20 August. Paragraphs 35-41 outline why we believe the Vatican and the hierarchy of the Catholic Church should be monitored:

Paragraphs 22-24 deal with this tenancy. For example, our flat door was removed on 27 July (see photos here). Belinda is not your usual 60+ landlady. I cannot list all the causes she is involved in, there are so many. She is active in groups dealing with issues as far-ranging as abuse in the church, anti-war activism and lay legal advocacy, and has been involved with the Iranian community for more than 20 years. She is even described as a “noted philanthropist”.

As stated in paragraph 7, MI5 whistleblower David Shayler lived for a couple of years in one of the rooms below us until 2007. It is unfortunate that Shayler then declared that he was the Messiah, became a squatter, and was subsequently ridiculed in the press for changing his name to Delores Kane. A New Statesman article dated 11 September 2006 featuring Shayler and Belinda gives no indication that he believed he was the Messiah at that time; whilst a Daily Mail interview with Shayler explicitly shows he believed himself to be Jesus by June 2007.

The Esquire article below is mentioned in a Guardian article dated 27 March 2012. It is an eye-opener, highlighting the monitoring and surveillance that Shayler had to live with back in 2000, and the contradictory briefings and slanders that were coming out of the British establishment and the media. The author, Dr Eamonn O'Neill, now a lecturer in journalism at Strathclyde University, also intelligently tries to address the motivations of a whistleblower.

BBC PANORAMA: The David Shayler Affair (August 1998)

According to BBC Panorama, Shayler "caused the biggest crisis of official secrecy since the spy catcher affair". In 2002, he was jailed for seven weeks for breaking the Official Secrets Act.