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Friday, 2 December 2011

"Syvret Get's Another 5 Weeks In Prison"

Syvret sentence extended

Stuart Syvret at an earlier court appearance
Stuart Syvret at an earlier court appearance

JAILED former Senator Stuart Syvret will spend Christmas behind bars after he was ordered to serve almost five weeks extra time in prison for refusing to pay his court fines.

On Friday, the Magistrate’s Court heard that Syvret, who is  currently serving a eight-week jail sentence in La Moye Prison after refusing to carry out community service, has paid only £225 of his £1,400 fine for data protection and motoring offences.

Therefore Relief Magistrate Peter Harris imposed a jail sentence of one month and six days for not paying the fine.

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John Hemming's Address




John Hemming

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That this House notes the imprisonment of Stuart Syvret; believes that the public authorities of the island of Jersey do not operate in a manner compliant with the requirements of the European Commission of Human Rights (ECHR), there being overt and significant overlaps and contaminations between the legislature, executive and judiciary; further notes that Her Majesty's subjects in Jersey are not protected by effective checks and balances, and that there has been the political repression of former Chief Police Officer, Graham Power and former Senator Stuart Syvret; further notes that, notwithstanding the responsibility the Secretary of State for Justice has for good governance and Convention Rights in Jersey, the island's authorities are permitted to repress opposition activists, and that the Secretary of State for Justice and Jersey's Lieutenant Governor have failed to act; further notes that successive governments of the United Kingdom have committed this nation to securing real democratic freedoms and the rule of law in other jurisdictions, yet in the British enclave of Jersey on the United Kingdom's very doorstep, ordinary powerless people are oppressed by an entrenched oligarchy; and calls on the Secretary of State for Justice to appoint an independent Commission similar to that which investigated corruption in the Turks and Caicos Islands, to investigate the conduct of Jersey's public administration and to urgently bring the protections of the ECHR to Her Majesty's subjects in the island.

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  1. Ian

    Several of us have been corresponding with Amnesty International, UK, to assist Stuart and they have recently forwarded our application to their "Europe" level. For those who can't sign the petition because they are not in the UK, may I suggest that contacting Amnesty on Stuart's behalf is a potentially powerful action to take.

    It is important to describe him as a political prisoner who is threatened because of free speech. They can't take ordinary cases of people who are unjustly treated - there are far too many - but they do take an interest when it is unjust political oppression against dissident politicians, especially in a case of free speech. They can't accept other criteria, so his position on child abuse is not strictly relevant to the application. The overreaction of the Jersey government and judiciary to Stuart's political free speech on his blog, and the over-the-top police raid are relevant, if anyone writes to Amnesty. The fact that he is now in prison for his political opinions is what matters to Amnesty most. They do not have the staff to investigate everything, so any helpful links you provide can make the application easier to approve.




  2. Can people that have put there name to the petition now have ther names taken off the list?

  3. "names taken off the list" !!!???

    Are you insane?

  4. Elle hun

    I have been talking with "Cyril the Squirrel & Fast Eddie" this week and we are going to petition AVAAZ and Amnesty International, both of which I am a member. Will let you know how things go :)

  5. Dear Ian,

    I have just been in touch with MEP John Hemmings, he is aware of Stuart's sentence being longer, he has also written that everyone in Jersey with a Jersey email address have the right to add their name to the petition, I am happy to forward this email to you, I hope people in Jersey are aware they can add their name to the petition. They do have a voice!

    Thanks for all your hard work, you are fantastic.

    Julie Daly- Wallman

  6. Ian,having always admired and supported Stuart Syvret in any way possible, votes etc, I have signed the petition, and am disgusted to see him in the situation he is in, having given the best years of his life striving for the good of others, and justice for those who have suffered abominable tortures, with a great deal of success, I may add.
    I often wish that he had never went to the mainland for 6months, had he not , he would still have been in Government, and that is where his strenth lies.

  7. I have copied and pasted this comment on Ricos blog hope you dont mind.

    rico sorda said...
    As I have said this is not a sprint but a marathon. Things take time. This is about who can stay the course. Remember when Stuart was suing for unfair dismissal the former Chief Minister went for a Strike Out instead of a full hearing of the evidence. Sumption duly struck it out. Now cast your minds forward to a Committee of Enquiry. Decades of Abuse went unchallenged. How did this happen.

    Former Senator Stuart Syvret has been in court to prove he has a case to sue for unfair dismissal.

    Mr Syvret is suing the Chief Minister, the Council of Ministers, The States Employment Board and the Attorney General for process that led to what he claims was 'unfair dismissal' from his role as Minister for Health and Social Services in 2007.

    A directions hearing took place under Jonathan Sumption QC in relation to the Order of Justice filed by Mr Syvret at the end of last year.

    In the States on Monday, Chief Minister Terry Le Sueur, who appears as a defendant in the proceedings, informed members that he had instructed the Solicitor General to apply for the case to be struck out on behalf of all the defendants.

    Jonathan Sumption will be giving directions as to the further conduct of proceedings and the timing of a hearing of an application to strike out the case.

    In his statement, the Chief Minister said: "The ability of the court to strike out proceedings is a mechanism to enable the early stopping of proceedings that have no real legal prospect of success. It is a decision generally taken on the documentation before the court and is only ordered in plain and obvious cases. I am advised by the Solicitor General that this is such a case."

    At a hearing under Julian Clyde-Smith at the end of last year Mr Syvret was adamant that no local judge would meet the test of objectivity required, and asked that an external judge be brought in to hear the strike out application or the full trial should it go ahead.

    It was then announced that Jonathan Sumption QC would be taking over the case in the New Year.

    Jonathan Sumption, QC, has been involved in a string of high profile cases, most notably he represented the UK government in the Hutton inquiry into the death of David Kelly, the arms control expert; and in a class action brought by shareholders of Railtrack, the collapsed national railways infrastructure company.

    December 2, 2011 9:00 PM

  8. Raymac

    I can't say I agree as he bought himself time to post his evidence without being arrested every five minutes.

    What was a fatal mistake was him coming back AFTER the six month deadline, that was a whopping mistake.

  9. Hi Julie

    You can give me a ring if you wish my number is in the book.

  10. Or Julie

    Say hello on Facebook....

  11. I get
    You get
    He gets

    Just add an S!