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Ashya King And Me: The Self-Serving Police, A Hatchet Job And A Child Left Alone

by | 1st, September 2014

ASHYA King: a look at reporting on the boy with cancer and his parents.

The Metro leads with news that Ashaya, aged 5, has been kept apart from his parents.


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Ashya King’s brother Naveed King is defending his parents, Brett and Naghemeh King, who were arrested when the family was found in Malaga following an international search triggered by the British police.

Today they will appear at a Madrid court facing extradition to the UK. On Sunday, they were taken in handcuffs to a court house in the town of Velez-Malaga.

They broke no laws.

Ashya remains in hospital in Malaga.

Naveed has taken to YouTube to make his views known:

“Whilst Ashya was in hospital for the first week, my father travelled in the morning, really early in the morning and came back late at night. Whilst he was at home, he did research for hours, sometimes did not even sleep. He did constant research to find out information that could help Ashya.”

The BBC notes:

Mr King said in an earlier video posted that the family wanted to seek proton beam therapy for Ashya – a cancer treatment that the NHS would not provide. It is understood they travelled to Spain, where they had a holiday home, to sell the property and release funds to pay for the treatment in the Czech Republic.

But they can’t because the British police made criminals of them.

Mr and Mrs King have not been charged with any offence in Spain.

Again we recall the words of Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead:

“I make no apology for being as proactive as possible in trying to find him. I’d much rather be standing here facing criticism over being proactive than do nothing and explain why a child has lost his life.”

I. I. It’s all about him. He feels okay. So. It’s all fine.
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The Irish Independent has an Ashya King and Me story.

Diarmaid Mac Dermott writes:

I was a neighbour of the Kings, who for more than 10 years have lived in an apartment at Casares del Mar, a beachfront development outside Estepona on the Costa del Sol. Brett and Naghmeh King introduced themselves to my family and asked to see our small apartment in the complex.

Shortly afterwards they bought a one-bedroom apartment on the first floor facing the Mediterranean while Naghmeh’s parents bought a larger two-bedroom duplex in the same block.

As the King family grew – they now have six boys and one girl aged between 23 and two – they moved into the larger duplex, while the King grandparents used the smaller apartment.

After a look at the King family’s protpety portfolio, we get to look at their spirtuality:

The Kings quickly made their Jehovah’s Witness beliefs apparent by hanging placards with biblical quotations over

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