Monday, 10 August 2009

Maurice Kirk - Hungry for Justice.

Back in the 1960's Barrie Cooper in Jersey was locked up in the old Marie Louise
psychiatric ward under a "lettre de cachet" issued by the then Constable of St Helier.

Barrie had dared to complain about an injustice done to him by the Jersey Establishment and so he was mad and had to be locked away.

In fact he was soon released and eventually managed to petition the Quenn who ordered that financial compensation should be paid to him.

Yet he continued to complain about the injustice and so they locked him up again - this time at La Moye Prison - and injected him with Largactyl (the liquid cosh) to keep him quiet.

Once again he fought in the courts and was represented by a much younger and inexperienced Advocate Ian Le Marquand on legal aid but the establishment dared not admit to illegal detention again. So they cooked up a judgement that exonerated both Barrie and the establishment.

But he still continues with his fight for justice to this day and his so called elected "representatives" are still nowhere to be seen. Out of sight and out of mind. Ignore him and he will go away. But do you care?

So it is with Maurice Kirk. Now on his third week of hunger strike in Cardiff and just sectioned under the UK Mental Health Act.

He too has been fighting injustices (and some stupidities too) since the 1970's and needs all the support he can get. If you aren't supporting him now perhaps it's time you looked at You can contact him there, it will cost you nothing and he will appreciate your interest.

Submitted by Thomas Wellard.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maurice Kirk has now endeed his hunger strike but remains under detention.
Fuller details are available on his site