A letter to Baroness Lawrence, dated April 12th 2017

Dear Baroness Lawrence,

When people suffer from the cruelty and injustice of others, everyone of us should speak up, especially a human in your position as a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights.  You have not answered my first letter on behalf of children imprisoned and tortured in Israeli jails, and neither the e-mail below.

I will put the whole together and post that on my web sites   http://dhalpin.infoaction.org.uk/

sample   http://dhalpin.infoaction.org.uk/6-articles/palestineisrael/214-the-bulldozer-threatens

as well as on the Dove and Dolphin web site   http://www.doveanddolphin.com/

sample    http://www.doveanddolphin.com/news_detail.asp?ID=166

Perhaps you might break your silence and tell us what purpose you serve in the 'other place' - at our expense.

David Halpin FRCS

 


4-04-17   

The Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon OBE 28th of February 2017

Parliament Square,

Westminster,

London SW1A 0PW
 

Dear Lady Lawrence,

I have been waiting for a response to my letter of the 28th of February.  With my 77th birthday on the 14th of this month, I feel ever more strongly the need to shine a light on the terrible suffering of our Palestinian sisters and brothers.  This will persist with your silence and with that of almost all political leaders.  Shame on them.

These two splinters of evidence must be seen by you.  They have come in a newsletter from Military Court Watch

http://www.militarycourtwatch.org/page.php?id=o5zpxMHgbsa924372AAJLowB98he

http://www.militarycourtwatch.org/page.php?id=S2Cw0x2UKga919617A4MbfXgJA6s   a boy of 12 years - tortured

http://www.militarycourtwatch.org/video.php?file=eFjGlk6JgFa74178ArFvMn9uKmg  an Israeli lady soldier giving evidence to the Israeli organization - Breaking the Silence

for truth

David Halpin MB BS FRCS

 



28th of February 2017

The Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon OBE 28th of February 2017

Parliament Square,

Westminster,

London SW1A 0PW

 

Dear Lady Lawrence,

I write on behalf of many doctors who campaign against the involvement of doctors in torture within Israel as forbidden by their ethical code and the Tokyo Declaration. I believe that you are the best person to address in this. Your dear son Stephen was killed by racists, the responsible authority conspired to conceal the killers but the persistence of you and your family brought the murderers to the bar. In the same way, Palestinian prisoners, both adults and children, are suffering as a result of racism and because the political, legal and medical authorities in Israel, and more widely, turn blind eyes, the terrible suffering continues unabated.

It is particularly apposite that I write to you, given your membership of the Joint Select Human Rights Committee.

Dr Derek Summerfield, who has bravely and vigorously lead the campaign, was at one time permanent principal psychiatrist at Medical Foundations for Victims of Torture for 9 years. His long held post is at the Maudsley where he helps victims of HIV. He drew together the support of over 700 doctors in 2009 with a plea to the World Medical Association. The President of the WMA was Dr Yoram Blachar from Israel. The WMA was deaf. There has been a more recent plea with 77 signatures but that is grinding along.

Children as young as 12 are incarcerated in grim cells. Some are kept in solitary confinement which you know is torture, and there is worse. There are over 400 children (ie up to the aet of 18) in prison as I write. They are arrested in the early hours – jeeps, guns and sound grenades, and on ridiculous charges such as throwing stones at the 'Separation Wall'. Blindfolded, tight plastic handcuffs, thrown into the back of an army vehicle > interrogation centre. A “hearing” after a confession is signed in unknown Hebrew.

We have not been silent Lady Lawrence but the governments of the world are silent, just as the Metropolitan Police were in Stephen's case.

Dr Derek Summerfield, Dr Chris Burns Cox and myself ask with all respect if we could meet with you. All this must stop. The tears of the victims and of their dear parents do not.

for truth and with sincerity
 

David Halpin FRCS