OPEN LETTER TO MCB
by Karyn Agostini-Lippi, French-European citizen
On July 9, I sent a message of support to you, knowing how many messages of hatred you had received following the 7/7 attacks.
Lastly, August 24, you responded to Home Secretary's Guidelines on "Unacceptable behaviours" saying : "It would be more prudent to bring persons who threaten the peace and security of the realm, whether resident or visiting, to trial under our own laws. Sending them out may turn them into unwanted heroes who may then be free to export their vile thoughts, if such be the case, from exile. We do not want this."
Heroes ?! Do you really think that these Algerians imprisoned in isolation in Long Lartin and those imprisoned in a unit condemned for human habitation a decade ago in Full Sutton, all frightened and despaired, would be Heroes?!
Do you really think that detainee 'B', seized in his hospital-bed, so desoriented that I has not eaten any more for one month, who is to date housed in Broadmoor, with insane criminals, because he has lost touch with reality, would be a Heroe?!
Anyone knowing their conditions of detention would say they already are VICTIMS!
There are not only those who, like you, have a media, political and religious role who are threatened! There are also the "small", "insolated", "lost" and "unknown" ones. They exist, they are there and you don't see them, you don't hear them. You do not serve your community, you serve the speech of the government!