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Human Rights Laws Help Jon Venables And Shropshire Child Sex Traffickers

by | 15th, June 2011

HUMAN Rights for human wrongs. The Supreme Court says that placing anyone on the sex offenders’ register for life is a breach of their human rights. David Cameron says the ruling is “offensive”. The new rule would allow for anyone on the register to appeal after 15 years.

Sex crimes are always big news. The front page of the Times reports on the nine men who sold underage girls and teenagers as “sexual commodities”. At Stafford Crown Court was told, seven girls form the Shropshire town of Wellington, near Telford, are said to have had sex with men.

The nine men are aged from 21 to 59. They are accused of having “variously trafficked, raped or sexually abused girls both over and under the age of 16 years over a considerable period of time”.

All the men are Asian. They are:

Ahdel Ali, 23; his brother, Mubarek Ali, 28; Tanveer Ahmed, 39; Mohammed Younis, 59; Abdul Rouf, 34; Mohammed Islam Choudhrey, 52; Mahroof Khan, 33; Mohammed Ali Sultan, 24; and Noshad Hussain, 21.

The prosecutions says the case is “not about race, religion, colour or creed”.

Others may beg to differ. The case is emotive. Case involving children and sex always are.

Take the case of James Bulger:

James’s mum Denise Fergus, 42, has no access to his medical records but believes [Jon] Venables has a “personality disorder” and should be sent to a psychiatric hospital. She claimed: “He has all the signs of one – a pattern of manipulating and violating other people’s rights. He is dangerous and should not be let out until doctors think he is safe.”

Venables is in jail on child porn offences. Under the new legislation, those under 18 at the time of their crime would be able to seek a review after eight years. Venables was 10 when he and Robert Thompson killed Bulger.

The debate on human rights seems to be quite simple – the closer the debate, the more we want protection from the villains and to see them punished; the more remote the abuse of human rights, the less concerned we are. After all, Bahrain now sits on the UN’s Human Rights panel. Where are the protests..?



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